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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Preventive Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 5)
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: 14)
AORTA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 2)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access  
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 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: 16)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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: 2)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 16)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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: 19)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CASE : Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports     Open Access  
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 114)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 296)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
CJC Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Hybrid Journal  
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: 7)
Clinical Medicine Reviews in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 7)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 3)
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: 5)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 15)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 4)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 16)
Heart Rhythm O2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hearts     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Clinical Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 2)
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  
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: 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: 36)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  

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  • Association of Body Mass Index with Mortality in Patients with Cardiogenic
           Shock following Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Contemporary Danish Cohort
           Analysis

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      Abstract: Aims: The obesity paradox suggests a better prognosis in overweight or obese patients with heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than patients with normal weight. Few studies have investigated the association between BMI and mortality in patients with AMI complicated by cardiogenic shock (AMICS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between BMI and 30-day mortality in patients with AMICS. Methods and Results: A retrospective study of 1,716 patients with AMICS treated at 2 tertiary centers in south-eastern Denmark between 2010 and 2017. Patients undergoing revascularization and who were admitted to the intensive care unit were included (n = 1,216). BMI was available in 1,017 patients (83.6%). Patients were divided according to the WHO classification as normal weight BMI #x3c;24.9 kg/m2 (n = 453), overweight BMI 25–29.9 kg/m2 (n = 391), obese class 1 BMI 30–34.9 kg/m2 (n = 131), and obese class 2 + 3 BMI #x3e;35 kg/m2 (n = 42). Differences in baseline characteristics, in-hospital treatment, and the primary outcome of all-cause mortality at 30 days were examined. Obese patients had more comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia than patients with normal weight. Need for renal replacement therapy was higher among obese patients (normal weight, 19% vs. obese class 2 + 3, 35%, p = 0.02); otherwise, no difference in management was found. No difference in 30-day mortality was observed between groups (normal weight 44%, overweight 38%, obese class 1 41%, and obese class 2 + 3 45% at 30 days; ns). Conclusions: Thirty-day mortality in patients with AMICS was not associated with the BMI category. Thus, evidence of an “obesity paradox” was not observed in this contemporary cohort of patients with AMICS in Denmark.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:44:58 +020
       
  • Timing of Nonculprit Percutaneous Coronary Intervention after ST-Elevation
           Myocardial Infarction

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      Abstract: Introduction: Complete revascularization of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients with multivessel disease (MVD) has recently shown to reduce risk of adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death. Optimal timing of revascularization of nonculprit lesions remains controversial. We aimed to measure cardiac outcomes related to duration between primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) of the culprit lesion and staged PCI (sPCI) of nonculprit lesions. Methods: From a prospectively collected consecutive registry of 3,002 patients treated for STEMI by pPCI, 1,555 patients with MVD requiring sPCI were identified. Patients were placed into quartiles of duration to sPCI: 0–7 days (Q1), 7–22 days (Q2), 22–42 days (Q3), #x3e;42 days (Q4), excluding those who had complete revascularization at the index event. Major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) included all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, target vessel revascularization, and coronary artery bypass surgery. Cox regression and propensity score matching were performed correcting for confounding factors. Results: The average age at presentation was 65.7 ± 11.5 years. 333 were female (21.4%). Mean time between pPCI and sPCI was 28.3 days (±24.8). Rates of MACE were Q1 - 16.5%, Q2 - 21.2%, Q3 - 25.8%, and Q4 - 30.1% (log-rank #x3c;0.001). Following regression analysis, sPCI remained an independent risk factor for MACE (hazard ratio [HR] = 1.226 [95% confidence interval {CI}: 1.129–1.331, p #x3c; 0.001]). There was no association between the time interval up to sPCI with all-cause death (HR = 1.022 [95% CI: 0.925–1.129, p = 0.671]). Conclusions: Patients with MVD are at increased risk of experiencing MACE after revascularization of nonculprit vessels with increasing time delay between pPCI and sPCI.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:44:23 +020
       
  • Performance of a Novel Research-Use-Only Secretoneurin ELISA in Patients
           with Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: Comparison with an Established
           Secretoneurin Radioimmunoassay

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      Abstract: Background: Circulating secretoneurin (SN) concentrations, as measured by established radioimmunoassay (RIA), risk stratify patients with cardiovascular disease. We now report data for a recently developed research-use-only SN enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods: SN ELISA was developed according to industry standards and tested in 401 unselected chest pain patients. Blood samples were drawn #x3c;24 h from admission, and we adjudicated all hospitalizations as ACS or non-ACS. The mean follow-up was 6.2 years. Results: SN ELISA with 2 monoclonal sheep anti-SN antibodies has a measuring range of 10–250 pmol/L and demonstrates excellent analytical precision and accuracy across the range of SN concentrations. SN measured by ELISA and RIA correlated in the chest pain patients: rho = 0.39, p #x3c; 0.001. SN concentrations were higher in ACS patients (n = 161 [40%]) than in non-ACS patients (n = 240) for both assays, with an area under the curve (AUC) of 0.66 (95% CI: 0.61–0.71) for ELISA and 0.59 (0.54–0.65) for RIA. SN concentrations were also higher in nonsurvivors (n = 65 [16%]) than survivors, with an AUC of 0.72 (0.65–0.79) for ELISA versus 0.64 (0.56–0.72) for RIA, p = 0.007, for difference between assays. Adjusting for age, sex, blood pressure, previous myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure in multivariable analysis, SN concentrations as measured by ELISA, but not RIA, remained associated with mortality, with a hazard ratio of 1.71 (1.03–2.84), p = 0.038. Conclusions: The novel SN ELISA has excellent performance, higher AUC for diagnosis, and superior prognostic accuracy compared to the established RIA in chest pain patients.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:05:18 +020
       
  • Safety and Efficacy of Ibutilide for Acute Pharmacological Cardioversion
           of Rheumatic Atrial Fibrillation

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      Abstract: Introduction: Ibutilide is indicated for acute cardioversion of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF). However, its efficacy and safety in the pharmacological cardioversion of rheumatic AF are unknown. Methods: Patients with mild-to-moderate rheumatic mitral valve (MV) disease with symptomatic, paroxysmal, or persistent AF were included in the analysis. Intravenous ibutilide was administered at doses tailored to body weight (0.5–2.0 mg) for over 10 min. The primary end point was efficacy, assessed as the rate of conversion of AF to sinus rhythm. The secondary end point was safety, including arrhythmic events and death within 24 h of drug initiation. Results: From June 2016 to October 2018, 165 patients (94 with mitral stenosis, 23 with mitral regurgitation, 11 with mixed MV disease, and 37 with MV replacement) received ibutilide (mean dose 0.90 ± 0.54 mg). Ibutilide successfully converted AF to sinus rhythm in 127/165 (76.9%) patients, with a conversion time of 7.9 ± 4.1 min. The QTc increased from 419.9 ± 15.8 to 487.5 ± 34 ms after ibutilide administration (p #x3c; 0.001). The mean change in QTc after ibutilide administration (∆QTc) was 72.01 ± 36.03. There were no deaths, but 3 patients (1.8%) developed torsades de pointes (TdP) requiring defibrillation 55 ± 37 min after infusion. Conclusion: Ibutilide cardioverted 77% of rheumatic AF to sinus rhythm, indicating its potential as a clinically useful option for pharmacological cardioversion of rheumatic AF. TdP is a potentially serious adverse event that requires careful monitoring.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 07:53:55 +020
       
  • A novel SCN5A variant causes temperature-sensitive loss-of-function in a
           family with symptomatic Brugada syndrome, cardiac conduction disease and
           sick sinus syndrome

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      PubDate: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:53:13 +020
       
  • High-Normal Thyroid Function and Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation after
           Catheter Ablation: A Prospective Observational Study

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      Abstract: Background: Thyroid function is increasingly recognized as an important modifiable factor for atrial fibrillation (AF); however, it is unclear if the changes in thyroid hormones, even within the normal range, are associated with AF recurrence after catheter ablation. Methods: Consecutive paroxysmal AF patients who underwent catheter ablation were enrolled. Patients with abnormal thyroid hormones or previous thyroid illnesses were excluded. Patients were followed for 12 months or until they presented with the first episode of atrial tachyarrhythmia after a blanking period. Results: The study included 448 patients with a mean age of 61 (14) years, and 46% were women. After a 1-year follow-up, 104 (23.2%) patients experienced atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrences after an ablation procedure. Recurrence was significantly different among quartile groups of thyroid function, with highest FT4 and FT3 levels associated with the greatest risk of recurrence (p #x3c; 0.001 and p = 0.024, respectively). FT4 and FT3 levels were independent predictors of atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrence (hazard ratio 1.07 per 1 pmol/L increase in FT4, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.01–1.15, p = 0.036 and 1.31 per 1 pmol/L increase in FT3, 95% CI 1.01–1.71, p = 0.032). Conclusions: High-normal FT3 and FT4 levels are associated with AF recurrence after catheter ablation in this Chinese population. Attention to thyroid hormones could be valuable to assist in the management of AF.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 09:56:09 +020
       
  • Comparing the Prognostic Impact of Prediabetes with Diabetes in a
           Nationwide Cohort of Patients with Chronic Coronary Syndromes: An Analysis
           of the START Registry

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      Abstract: Aims: Using data from the nationwide prospective START registry that enrolled a large cohort of patients with chronic coronary syndromes (CCS), we aimed to investigate whether the presence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and pre-DM independently affected the risk of cardiovascular events at 1-year follow-up. Methods: We assessed the impact of DM and pre-DM on all-cause mortality and a composite of all-cause mortality and hospitalization for cardiovascular causes at 1-year follow-up. Results: Among the 3,778 patients with available fasting plasma glucose data at study entry, 37% were classified as DM, 25% as pre-DM, and 38% as no DM. At 1 year, patients with DM had higher rates of all-cause death (p = 0.004) and death/cardiovascular hospitalization (p = 0.003) than those with pre-DM or without DM. Conversely, no significant differences in the adverse event rate were found between patients with pre-DM and those without DM. At unadjusted Cox analysis, DM resulted as a predictor of both death for any cause (hazard ratio [HR]: 2.41; 95% confidence intervals [CI]: 1.34–4.34; p = 0.003) and all-cause death/hospitalization for cardiovascular causes (HR: 1.29; 95% CI: 1.02–1.62; p = 0.03). However, DM did not result as an independent predictor of either endpoint at multivariate analysis. Conclusions: The risk of 1-year major events among patients with CCS and pre-DM is comparable to that of patients with CCS and normoglycemic status and is lower than that of patients with DM.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:02:01 +020
       
  • Radiation Safety and Electrophysiologists: Radiation Protection Status –
           Go for Zero Fluoroscopy European Heart Rhythm Association Registry

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      Abstract: Background: The purpose of this study was to analyze electrophysiologists’ radiation-protective devices for occupational exposure across European countries. Methods: Data reported herein were gathered from the international, multicenter prospective Go for Zero Fluoroscopy registry performed in years 2018–2019. The registry encompassed 25 European electrophysiological centers from 14 countries and up to 5 operators from each center. Results: The analysis included 95 operators (median age: 39 years, 85% of male, median training time: 5 years). The most frequently used X-ray protection tools (used by ≥80% of the group) were lead aprons, thyroid shields, screens below the table, glass in the laboratory, and least often (#x3c;7%) protective gloves and cabin. No statistically significant differences regarding the number of procedures performed monthly, electrophysiologists’ experience and gender, and radiation exposure dose or radiation protection tools were observed, except lead thyroid shields and eyeglasses, which were more often used in case of fewer electrophysiological procedures performed (#x3c;20 procedures per month). Operators who were protected by #x3e;4 X-ray protection tools were exposed to lower radiation levels than those who were protected by ≤4 X-ray protection tools (median radiation exposure: 0.6 [0.2–1.1] vs. 0.2 [0.1–0.2] mSv per month, p #x3c; 0.0001; 1.1 [0.1–12.0] vs. 0.5 [0.1–1.1] mSv per year, p #x3c; 0.0001), respectively. Conclusions: Electrophysiologists’ radiation-protective devices for occupational exposure are similar across European centers and in accordance with the applicable X-ray protection protocols, irrespective of the level of experience, number of monthly performed EP procedures, and gender.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 07:37:58 +020
       
  • People Cannot Discover New Lands until They Have the Courage to Lose Sight
           of the Shore: Stress Echocardiography in Left Ventricular Outflow
           Obstruction

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      Cardiology
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 13:25:24 +020
       
  • Percentage of Age-Predicted Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Inversely
           Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: A Prospective Cohort
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      Abstract: Introduction: Percentage of age-predicted cardiorespiratory fitness (% age-predicted CRF) is a potentially useful cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) parameter, but there are limited data on its prognostic relevance for adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes. We aimed to assess the association of % age-predicted CRF with CVD mortality and the extent to which % age-predicted CRF measurements could improve the prediction of CVD mortality. Methods: Peak oxygen uptake, used as the measure of CRF, was directly assessed in 2,276 men who underwent CPX. The age-predicted CRF estimated from a regression equation for age was transformed to % age-predicted CRF with the following formula: (achieved CRF/age-predicted CRF) × 100. Hazard ratios (HRs) (95% confidence intervals [CIs]) and measures of risk discrimination for CVD mortality were calculated. Results: During a median follow-up of 28.5 years, 643 fatal CVDs were recorded. The relationship between % age-predicted CRF and CVD mortality was dose response in nature. In analysis adjusted for conventional risk factors, one standard deviation increase in % age-predicted CRF was associated with a reduced risk of CVD mortality (HR 0.61; 95% CI: 0.56–0.67), which was minimally attenuated on further adjustment for several other confounders (HR 0.71; 95% CI: 0.64–0.78). Addition of % age-predicted CRF to a CVD mortality risk prediction model containing established risk factors significantly improved risk discrimination and reclassification. Conclusion: Percentage of age-predicted CRF is inversely and independently associated with CVD mortality in a graded fashion and significantly improves the prediction and classification of the long-term risk for CVD mortality beyond established risk factors.
      Cardiology
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:05:04 +020
       
 
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