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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: 269)
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: 31)

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Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)
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ISSN (Print) 0034-7000 - ISSN (Online) 2314-2286
Published by CAICYT- Centro Argentino de Información Científica y Tecnológica Homepage  [29 journals]
  • Contributions of Exercise Stress Testing in the Octogenarian Population

    • Authors: Ignacio Dávolos, Claudia Bucay, Verónica Jaritos, María Elena Arioni, María Mercedes Ortíz, Ricardo Perez de la Hoz
      Abstract: Objectives: Due to the increase in life expectancy and quality of life, the population of octogenarians increased considerably.In Argentina, medical information concerning this group of patients is scarce.Methods: Descriptive and comparative cross-sectional study. Comparisons were made between an octogenarian and nonoctogenarianpopulation, comprised of older adults between 60 and 79 years. Cardiovascular risk factors, pharmacologicaltreatment, the reasons for completion/referral, findings and criteria for stopping ergometric tests were evaluated.Results: 161 octogenarian patients were included (mean age 82, 98 years). 94% of the patients presented some cardiovascularrisk factor. The most frequent reason for referral was in the context of physical fitness or health control. We have observedexpected differences between both populations. The octogenarian patients were receiving more pharmacological treatment.There were no relevant findings or complications during the study.Conclusion: In the octogenarian population, ergometric test is a valuable tool given the information it provides and the absenceof complications. Probably, the subjectivity in the evaluation of dyspnea motivates the request for ergometric tests.
      PubDate: 2020-07-31
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Patient Selection for Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale with
           Transthoracic Color-Doppler Echocardiography Only. A Different Strategy

    • Authors: Alejandro Contreras, Eduardo J. Brenna, Marcos Amuchastegui (h), Adolfo Ferrero Guadagnoli, Alejandro R. Peirone
      PubDate: 2020-07-31
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Routine Blood Salvage with Cell Saver During Elective Cardiac Surgery

    • Authors: José M. Álvarez Gallesio, Tomás Bertolino, Miriam M. Méndez, Michel David, Osvaldo M. Tenorio Núñez, Raúl A. Borracci
      PubDate: 2020-07-31
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Effect of Antiplatelet Therapy on Suboptimal Reperfusion

    • Authors: Pablo Merlo, Cecilia Cassano, Flavia Cislaghi, Hernán Cohen Arazi, Enrique Dominé, Alfredo Hirschson Prado
      PubDate: 2020-07-31
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Circulatory Support and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in
           Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

    • Authors: Ricardo Levin, Marcela Degrange, Rafael Porcile, Peter Fong
      PubDate: 2020-07-31
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Virtual Cardiology Outpatient Clinic in a Public Hospital During the
           COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Authors: Paula Velazquez, Gisela Streteinberger, Diego Kyle, Alejandro Koch, Virginia De la Fuente, Carlos Tajer
      PubDate: 2020-07-31
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Usefulness of Interleukin-6 and High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein as
           Prognostic Markers in Outpatients with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection
           Fraction

    • Authors: Daniel Agustín Chirino Navarta, Graciela Trejo, Mariela Susana Leonardi, María Pía Fossati, Mirta Gurfinkel, Francisco Tellechea, María Luisa Rodriguez Vazquez, Claudio Dizeo
      Abstract: Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess whether interleukin-6 (IL-6) and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP)associated with B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) are independent markers of adverse events in outpatients with heart failureand reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).Methods: Patients older than 65 years of age with HFrEF who were followed-up on an outpatient basis were prospectivelyincluded. Baseline BNP, IL-6 and hsCRP levels were assessed. Patients with HF after recent myocardial infarction (<6 months),and recent hospitalization (<3 months) due to a condition that could increase inflammatory markers were excluded fromthe analysis. The composite endpoint was all-cause mortality and hospitalization for decompensated heart failure (DHF).Results: A total of 130 patients aged 75 ± 5 years and with EF of 33 ± 11% were included in the study. The composite endpointwas observed in 31.5% (n=41) of patients during a follow-up period of 450 ± 210 days. In the multivariate analysis, elevatedBNP (>442 pg/ml) and elevated IL-6 (>7.2 pg/ml) were independent predictors of the primary endpoint [HR 2.60 (95% CI1.14-5.9), p=0.02 and HR 2.49 (95% CI 1.08-5.7), p=0.03, respectively], but not hsCRP >6.9 mg/l, p=0.2. IL-6 presented anarea under the ROC curve (AUC) of 0.70, BNP 0.73 and hsPCR 0.63, without significant differences between them.Conclusions: BNP and IL-6 were independent markers of the composite endpoint, but not CRP. The discrimination ability ofIL-6 and BNP was moderate.
      PubDate: 2020-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Fibroblast activation protein: an oncological target whose inhibition
           could also be beneficial in atherosclerosis

    • Authors: Bruno Buchholz
      PubDate: 2020-07-02
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Conversion of Cardiac Surgery

    • Authors: Javier Ferrari Ayarragaray
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • COVID-19. Review on Its Cardiovascular Impact

    • Authors: Alberto Fernández, José Luis Barisani, Javier Guetta, Martín Bosio, Julio Chertcoff, Javier Marino, Mirta Díez, Adrián Lescano, Luciano Lucas, Enrique Fairman, Jorge Thierer
      Abstract: For more than six months, the world has suffered apandemic called COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 19),which, originating in Wuhan, China, quickly spreadto the rest of the planet. Its causal agent, the severeacute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARSCoV-2), has become a serious threat worldwide, witha distinctive feature, the speed of its transmissionwith concomitant exponential growth of the illness.Although its lethality is less than that of other familymembers, the rapid increase in cases and its impact onthe health systems, leading to an early exhaustion ofresources, means that this virus has clearly surpassedits predecessors.
      PubDate: 2020-06-25
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Science Under Stress. The Pandemic Effects on Research

    • Authors: José Luis Navarro Estrada
      PubDate: 2020-06-23
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Facing the Collateral Damage

    • Authors: José Luis Navarro Estrada
      PubDate: 2020-06-23
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Electrocardiography in Times of COVID-19 (Prone Leads)

    • Authors: Ricardo Levin, Fernando Lipovetsky, Marco Garcia Aurelio
      PubDate: 2020-06-17
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Results of the COVID-19 Survey. Impact on Cardiovascular Care in the
           ARGEN-IAM-ST National Infarction Registry

    • Authors: Heraldo D’Imperio, Juan Gagliardi, Rodrigo Zoni, Adrián Charask, Yanina Castillo Costa, María Pía Marturano, Walter Quiroga, Stella Macín
      Abstract: Introduction: The pandemic declared by WHO for the SARS-CoV-2 virus prepared the Argentine health system for the care ofCOVID-19 cases, but in this scenario the impact on prevalent diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, is unknown.Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the centers participating in the ARGEN-IAM-ST registry, to investigatethe institutional organization, outpatient care, hospitalization in critical care areas and the situation of health care workers.Results: A total of 80 centers were surveyed; 55% were public institutions and 97% had critical care areas. Ninety-one percentof the institutions created a crisis committee due to the pandemic and 65% took measures for outpatient care due to socialdistancing.In 89% of the centers hospitalizations due to cardiovascular diseases declined by 57% (SD ± 18) and in 24% of the centershealth care workers became infected with SARS-CoV-2.Conclusion: A high percentage of centers participating in the ARGEN-IAM-ST continuous registry created crisis committeesto reorganize the delivery of health care services; almost two thirds of them took measures for outpatient follow-up and therewas a significant decline in bed occupancy for patients with cardiovascular diseases.
      PubDate: 2020-06-12
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • MAPEC-Salta Project: A New Care Model for Hypertensive Patients in Primary
           Health Care in the City of Salta, Argentina

    • Authors: Carlos D. Lacunza, Liliana D. Reales, Analia V. Duré, Verónica C. Reyes, Fabiana L. Lobos, Emilia M. Aramburu, Carina F. Tapia
      Abstract: Background: Hypertension (HT) is the first cause of worldwide cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, it is often a poorlycontrolled disease, mainly because health care systems are oriented to the attention of acute diseases. The Argentine Ministry ofHealth proposed a new model for the care of hypertensive patients called MAPEC, based on the Chronic Care Model.Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of MAPEC implementation to improve blood pressure (BP) control,changes in lifestyle, disease knowledge and treatment adherence in hypertensive patients treated in three primary health care centersof the City of Salta, Argentina.Methods: Blood pressure was measured with a digital blood pressure monitor and the Batalla and Morisky-Green-Levine tests wereused to evaluate disease knowledge and adherence to treatment, respectively.Results: The study included 232 patients. After model implementation, significant differences (p<0.0001) were found in bloodpressure control, disease understanding, treatment adherence and changes in hygienic-dietary measures. There was a decrease inmean BP with a reduction of 12.97 (95% CI: 9.52-16.42) mm Hg and 6.93 (95% CI: 4.70-9.16) mm Hg in systolic and diastolic BP,respectively.Conclusions: There was evident improvement in the analyzed health parameters after MAPEC implementation. This model canbe easily adapted to primary health care centers at a low cost. In addition, it agrees with the 25×25 WHO targets to reduce 25%cardiovascular premature deaths by 2025.
      PubDate: 2020-05-29
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Extrathoracic Accesses in TAVI: New Standards'

    • Authors: Agustin Vecchia, Paolo Cioffi
      Abstract: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has becomein recent years a safe and efficient treatment formost patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis,regardless of the risk group to which they belong. Thetransfemoral access (TF) has been largely responsiblefor this success and has become the “gold standard”, inaddition to being the most frequently used.
      PubDate: 2020-05-29
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Psychosocial aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Mendoza population

    • Authors: José Miguel Picco, Emanuel González Dávila, Emanuel González Dávila, Sebastián Wolff, Sebastián Wolff, Verónica Gómez, Verónica Gómez, David Wolff, David Wolff
      Abstract: Background: In March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus disease a pandemic,and since then the largest psychological experiment in the world is being carried out: social isolation.Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the psychosocial aspects of confinement and the restrictions imposed by thepandemic in the city of Mendoza, ArgentinaMethods: An anonymous survey using social networks (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and e-mail) was designed to assessthe psychosocial and behavioral aspects of mandatory confinement due to the pandemic and its impact in the population thatattends the Institute of Cardiology and Sports in the city of Mendoza and Greater Mendoza.Results: The survey was answered by 915 persons within 10 days of sending the link; 49% of participants were between 20 and40 years old with a majority of female gender. In 80.7% of cases they performed physical exercise during the confinement, butonly 3.8% maintained the previous number of hours of weekly activity, 44% increased their time in front of a screen and 61%altered their healthy eating habits. At least 60% of the surveyed population reported symptoms compatible with depression:anxiety, sadness, unwillingness or hopelessness.Conclusions: Confinement without allowing outdoor activities, notwithstanding the proscription of social contact, is associatedwith changes in healthy lifestyle.
      PubDate: 2020-05-26
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Usefulness of a Single-lead Electrocardiographic Recording System and
           Wireless Transmission During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Authors: Carlos López, Dario Carlos Di Toro, Claudio Hadid, Leonardo Celano, Edgar Antezana, Leandro HEFFNER, Agostina Bruno, Clarisa Gashua, Marcelo ZYLBERMAN, Carlos Labadet
      Abstract: Background: Some therapies used for COVID-19 can prolong the QT interval and produce severe arrhythmias. QT interval measuredfrom a standard electrocardiogram (ECG) requires additional personnel and risk of infection. Novel technologies to obtain anECG connected to smartphones provide an alternative for the evaluation of corrected QT interval (QTc).Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using a single-lead ECG device to measure the QT interval in patientswith suspected or confirmed COVID-19 before receiving treatment with drugs that can prolong the QT interval.Methods: The ECG was obtained with a KardiaMobile (KM) device and transmitted to a smartphone. The ECG recordings weresaved as pdf files and electronically submitted to the electrophysiology section which centralized the reception and assessed themeasured QT and QTc intervals.Results: A total of 31 patients (mean age 61 years, range 20-95 years) with suspected COVID-19 enrolled for treatment with hydroxychloroquine,azithromycin, ritonavir or lopinavir were analyzed. The recordings could be read in all the cases and had to be repeatedin two cases. The mean value of the QTc interval was 423 ms (range 380-457 ms) in men and 439 ms (range 391-540 ms) in women.The response time since the ECG recording was submitted for analysis was 11 min (range 1-155).Conclusions: The QTc interval could be measured from ECG recordings obtained with KM devices connected to a smartphone andtransmitted to a centralized reading center in all patients.
      PubDate: 2020-05-26
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Risks of Cardiovascular Disease Patients in Times of COVID-19. A Survey of
           the Argentine Foundation of Cardiology

    • Authors: Stella Maris Pereiro, Fiorella Tartaglione, Gonzalo R. Díaz Babio, Miguel J. Schiavone, Fabián C. Gelpi, María A. Angrisani, Analia Aquieri, Julio C. Giorgini, Francisco Toscano Quilón, Jorge E. Tartaglione
      Abstract: Background: The COVID-19 pandemic led to the implementation of massive lockdown measures producing a reduction inconsultations, diagnostic tests, treatments and admissions for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and cancer.Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the access to medical care and health care information in patients withcardiovascular diseases during social, preventive, and mandatory confinement in Argentina.Results: A total of 1,487 surveys were analyzed. Mean age was 56.17 ± 14.0 years; 66.8% of survey respondents were women,38.9% lived in the Greater Buenos Aires area and 27.1 % in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. The most commonlyreported main cardiovascular disease was hypertension (52.1%); 42% required medical care and 57.9% could not access toconsultation due to issues related with the health system in 68.2% of cases. Only 16.4% did not request medical care for fearof becoming infected with COVID-19. Seventy-two percent required prescriptions and 13% did not obtain them. Access tovaccination was normal in 41.4% of respondents. Social mandatory isolation was respected in 92.4% of cases. Finally, 54.6%of the surveyed population felt unprotected by the health system.Conclusions: We believe that access of the population with chronic cardiovascular diseases to the health system should bewarranted in order to adapt monitoring and minimize hospitalization due to decompensation in this high-risk population.
      PubDate: 2020-05-26
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • Sudden death in the prehospital setting in times of COVID-19

    • Authors: Mario Fitz Maurice, Fernando Di Tommasso, Nadia D. Formica Mazraani, Pablo Agüero, Paula C. Sastre, Alfredo Hirschson Prado
      Abstract: One in five adult deaths in developed countries is due to cardiovascular causes; half of these deaths occur suddenly and alarge percentage in the out-of-hospital setting. Multiple studies demonstrated that the access of the general population tolearning simple and pragmatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers and the presence of automatic external defibrillatortranslates into a large increase in survival without sequelae in victims of sudden out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death.Today there is a situation represented by the pandemic by COVID-19, which questions what we have learned to date andmakes us face two extremely complex situations. On the one hand, the cardiovascular involvement and the consequent increasein malignant ventricular arrhythmias generated by this infection, both in patients with previous pathologies or not,has shown an increase in the incidence of episodes of sudden out-of-hospital death. On the other hand, it forces us to rethinkall the actions put into place at the moment that a patient presents with an episode of sudden out-of-hospital sudden cardiacdeath since now the possibility of transmission of this highly contagious disease is added during resuscitation maneuvers.Re-finding a risk-benefit balance that allows increasing the patient’s
      PubDate: 2020-05-26
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
  • WhatsApp Consultations in the Department of Electrophysiology of a Public
           Hospital of the City of Buenos Aires in Times of COVID-19

    • Authors: Fernando Di Tommasso, Mario Fitz Maurice, Paula Sastre, Alfredo Hirschson Prado, Enrique Dominé, Pablo Agüero, Adrián baranchuk
      Abstract: Background: Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is highly infectious. Telemedicine emerges as an option to keep patients within thehealthcare system.Objective: The aim of this study was to implement WhatsApp consultations during 30 days in a hospital of the City of Buenos Aires(CABA) during the lockdown imposed due to COVID-19.Methods: Consultations via WhatsApp were analyzed for 30 consecutive days. A form was sent prior to telephone consultation withthe specialist. A descriptive analysis of consultations and proposed follow-up plans was carried out.Results: A total of 263 consultations were performed in 205 patients. The average number of telephone consultations was 7.8 messages.The most common topics for consultation were palpitations (12%) and influenza vaccine (11.7%). Follow-up was divided intogroups: 1) Solved via WhatsApp: 154 patients; 2) Referred to a local hospital: 25; 3) Referred to our hospital: 26 patients.Conclusion: Telemedicine via WhatsApp can be developed in public hospitals of CABA, with a substantial reduction of in-personconsultations.
      PubDate: 2020-05-21
      Issue No: Vol. 88 (2020)
       
 
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