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Cardiovascular Diseases - Top 30 Publications

Trends in Carotid Revascularization Procedures-Reply.

Trends in Carotid Revascularization Procedures.

Trends in Carotid Revascularization Procedures.

Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Canakinumab for Atherosclerotic Disease.

Canakinumab for Atherosclerotic Disease.

Canakinumab for Atherosclerotic Disease.

Canakinumab for Atherosclerotic Disease.

Canakinumab for Atherosclerotic Disease.

Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction.

Canakinumab for Atherosclerotic Disease.

Cisplatin-induced sudden cardiac death with hemodynamic collapse: a severe adverse drug reaction: Case report.

Cisplatin is responsible for a significant percentage of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in oncology setting. A great proportion of cisplatin-induced severe adverse events are difficult to foresee, and giving premedication does not always prevent the occurrence of such events.

Cerebral venous thrombosis originating from internal jugular vein outflow impairment: A case report.

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) comprises a group of cerebral vascular diseases resulting from cerebral venous outflow obstruction caused by various etiologies. The etiology of CVT is complex, including infectious and noninfectious factors. The diagnosis is difficult. As a result, many patients are misdiagnosed or never diagnosed. This patient was diagnosed with CVT due to unilateral internal jugular vein compression.

Cavernous hemangiomas of the temporalis muscle with prominent formation of phleboliths: Case report and review of the literature.

Hemangiomas are benign tumors characterized by an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels, most often occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissue, intramuscular hemangioma, a distinctive type of hemangioma within the skeletal muscle, account for <1% of all hemangiomas, temporalis muscle is a very uncommon site, cavernous hemangioma of the temporalis muscle with prominent formation of phleboliths is rare reported.

Catheter ablation of premature ventricular contractions originating from aortic sinus cusps in a patient with dextrocardia and situs solitus: A case report.

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) originating from aortic sinus cusps is not infrequent and can be eliminated effectively by radiofrequency ablation with rare complications. However, after a review of the medical literature, and to our knowledge, this is the first case of successful idiopathic aortic sinus cusps-PVC-ablation using a 3-dimensional (3D) mapping system in an adult with dextrocardia.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy caused by acute respiratory stress from extubation: A case report.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient systolic dysfunction of the left ventricular apex without stenosis of coronary arteries and is induced by various psychological and physical factors. TCM sometimes causes lethal complications such as arrhythmia, thrombogenesis, and even cardiac rupture, and thus it should be diagnosed appropriately and managed carefully. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are exposed to overstress during the treatment process and therefore can are at potential risk for TCM.

Lymphedema secondary to idiopathic occlusion of the subclavian and innominate veins after renal transplantation: A case report.

Among the causes of swelling in the extremities of renal transplantation patients, secondary lymphedema caused by complete idiopathic obstruction of large veins is rare and may be difficult to diagnose and treat.

The safety of concomitant transcatheter aortic valve replacement and percutaneous coronary intervention: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

TAVR is a rapidly spreading treatment option for severe aortic valve stenosis. Significant coronary artery disease (CAD) is present in 40% to 75% of patients undergoing TAVR. However, when to treat the concomitant coronary artery lesions is controversial.

EBV lymphoproliferative-associated disease and primary cardiac T-cell lymphoma in a STK4 deficient patient: A case report.

Primary cardiac lymphoma (PLC) is an extremely uncommon malignancy. PCL is more common in secondary immunodeficient patients. In this report, we describe a unique case of PLC who had been diagnosed as a STK4 deficient patient. This case is the first Primary immunodeficiency (PID) patient developing PCL in the world.

High circulating proprotein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type 9 concentration associates with cardiovascular risk: A meta-analysis of cohort studies.

Whether the baseline circulating proprotein convertase subtilisin/Kexin type 9 (PCSK9) concentration associates with cardiovascular risk remains uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the predictive value of circulating PCSK9 in cardiovascular risk prediction.Relevant studies were searched through the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases. The relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were pooled to evaluate the association between the circulating PCSK9 concentration and cardiovascular risk. Dose-response meta-analysis was also performed in this study.A total of 11 cohort studies with 13,761 participants were included. The RR for cardiovascular risk was 1.25 (95% CI: 1.14-1.38, P < .001, I = 25%) while compared highest to lowest PCSK9 concentration. Subgroup meta-analysis, which sorted by ethnicity, base risk characteristic, and follow-up time, presented consistent results that there was a pronounced association between highest PCSK9 concentration and cardiovascular risk, such relationship was not significant in the statin-taking subjects. Seven studies were included in dose-response meta-analysis, and a nonlinear association between PCSK9 concentration and cardiovascular risk was observed [(χ test for nonlinearity = 6.7, (df = 2), P = .036].This study suggests that high circulating PCSK9 concentration associates with significantly increased cardiovascular risk, and demonstrates for the first time that it is a nonlinear dose-response association between circulating PCSK9 concentration and cardiovascular risk. These results provide the evidence that PCSK9 is an independent risk factor beyond the traditional cardiovascular risk factors and indicates a potential role of PCSK9 measurement for medical decisions. The clinical value of PCSK9 measurement and the identification of risk threshold should be confirmed in appropriately designed clinical trials.

Risk profile, management, and outcomes of patients with venous thromboembolism attended in Spanish Emergency Departments: The ESPHERIA registry.

The objective of this study was to determine the clinical profile of and diagnostic and therapeutic approach to patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Spanish Emergency Departments (EDs). Risk factors, adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and outcomes were also evaluated.Patients with VTE diagnosed in 53 Spanish EDs were prospectively and consecutively included. Demographic data, comorbidities, risk factors for VTE, index event characteristics, hemorrhagic risk, and mortality were evaluated. Adherence to clinical practice guidelines was assessed based on clinical probability scales, requests for determination of D-dimer, use of anticoagulant treatment before confirmation of diagnosis, and assessment of bleeding and prognostic risk. Recurrence, bleeding, and death during admission and at 30, 90, and 180 days after diagnosis in the EDs were recorded.From 549,840 ED visits made over a mean period of 40 days, 905 patients were diagnosed with VTE (incidence 1.6 diagnoses per 1000 visits). The final analysis included 801 patients, of whom 49.8% had pulmonary embolism. The most frequent risk factors for VTE were age (≥70 years), obesity, and new immobility. Clinical probability, prognosis, and bleeding risk scales were recorded in only 7.6%, 7.5%, and 1% of cases, respectively. D-dimer was determined in 87.2% of patients with a high clinical probability of VTE, and treatment was initiated before confirmation in only 35.9% of these patients. In patients with pulmonary embolism, 31.3% had a low risk of VTE. Overall, 98.7% of patients with pulmonary embolism and 50.2% of patients with deep venous thrombosis were admitted. During follow-up, total bleeding was more frequent than recurrences: the rates of any bleeding event were 4.4%, 3.9%, 5.3%, and 3.5% at admission and at 30 and 90, and 180 days, respectively; the rates of VTE recurrence were 2.3%, 1.3%, 1.7%, and 0.6%, respectively. Mortality rates were 3.4%, 3.1%, 4.1%, and 2.6% during hospitalization and at 30, 90, and 180 days, respectively.VTE had a substantial impact on Spanish EDs. The clinical presentation and risk profile for the development of VTE in patients diagnosed in the EDs was similar to that recorded in previous studies. During follow-up, bleeding (overall) was more frequent than recurrences. Adherence to clinical practice guidelines could improve significantly.

Underweight: another risk factor for cardiovascular disease?: A cross-sectional 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) study of 491,773 individuals in the USA.

Obesity is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but the underweight population of body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kg/m has not been an object of concern. The objective of this study is to investigate whether underweight could be an independent risk factor for CVD in a population-based cross-sectional study.Cross-sectional data of 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) database encompassing 491,773 US adult subjects were used to assess risk for CVD. Primary outcomes were the incidence and relative risks (RRs) of CVD including stroke, heart attack/myocardial infarction, or coronary artery disease according to BMI category. All analyses used weighted sampling probabilities of data source.The underweight population had a 19.7% greater risk of CVD than did the normal-weight, and the overweight and obese population had a 50% and 96% increased risk, respectively. When adjusted with covariates, the relative risk for CVD elevated in underweight population (adjusted RR 1.34 [95% confidence interval (CI) 1.335-1.348]). Conversely, the adjusted relative risk was significantly attenuated in the obese group (adjusted RR 1.149 [95% CI 1.147-1.151]) and it was even insignificant in the overweight group (adjusted RR 1.00 [95% CI 1.000-1.003]). In subanalysis for each CVD category, being underweight among BMI status was the strongest independent risk factor for stroke (adjusted RR 1.441 [95% CI 1.431-1.450]), heart attack/ myocardial infarction (MI) (adjusted RR 1.23 [95% CI 1.217-1.233]), and angina/coronary artery disease (adjusted RR 1.20 [95% CI 1.189-1.206]). Especially among the population below 40-year old, relative risk estimates remained increased in the underweight population; persons who were underweight had a 2.3-fold greater adjusted relative risk of CVD as compared with those with normal weight when we stratified with age.Underweight below BMI 18.5 kg/m may be another risk factor for CVD, and CVD risk of the overweight and obese population largely depended on other comorbidities accompanied by obesity.

Inferior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula with nonpulsatile abdominal mass: A case report and a mini-review.

Inferior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula (IMAVF) is a rare condition principally characterized by portal hypertension and ischemic bowel disease. Up to now, only 30 cases have been reported. Presented here is an IMAVF patient with nonpulsatile abdominal mass as the main manifestation.

Genetic polymorphism of angiotensin-converting enzyme and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Genetic factors in the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathies have received a lot of attention during the past 2 decades. Some studies have reported that angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene has been associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, there have been inconsonant results among different studies. To clarify the influence of ACE on HCM, a systemic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies were performed.

Two-stage hybrid treatment strategy for an adult patient with aortic arch coarctation, poststenotic aneurysm, and hypoplastic left subclavian artery: A case report.

Coarctation of aorta in adulthood is usually complicated by other cardiovascular anomalies, posing great technical challenge for intervention.

Can catheter ablation reduce the incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation?: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is a major risk factor for thromboembolic events, especially ischemic stroke. Catheter ablation is an effective method to maintain sinus rhythm in patients with AF. Although some observational studies have shown a relatively lower stroke rate after catheter ablation, whether catheter ablation can reduce the thromboembolic risk in patients with AF remains unclear. We aim to perform a systematic review to determine whether catheter ablation can prevent thromboembolism in patients with AF.PubMed, Embase, the Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library will be searched from January 2000 to the present for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomized studies on catheter ablation in patients with AF. Other relevant sources, such as the references and conference proceedings, will also be manually retrieved. All studies will be limited to publication in English. The primary outcome will be thromboembolic events, including stroke, transient ischemic attack, and systemic embolic events. Study screening, data collection, and study quality assessment will be independently performed by 2 researchers. Disagreements will be resolved through team discussion or consultation with a third arbitrator. The risk of bias will be appraised using the Cochrane Collaboration tool and the Newcastle-Ottawa scale according to the different study designs, and a meta-analysis will be performed using RevMan V.5.3 software. The results will be presented as risk ratios and 95% confidence intervals for dichotomous data and continuous outcomes.Catheter ablation is an effective method to cure atrial fibrillation and maintain sinus rhythm. Although it is intuitive that if AF is eliminated, the thromboembolism in the heart would be abolished, and sequently the incidence of thromboembolic events would be decreased, this in fact has not yet been clarified. This systematic review and meta-analysis will be performed with the aim of comprehensively identifying studies that have reported the impact of AF ablation on thromboembolic events in patients with non-valvular AF by comparing an ablation group and non-ablation group. These outcomes will not only produce useful evidence-based data regarding the influence of catheter ablation on thromboembolic events in patients with AF but will also provide some guidance regarding anticoagulation regimens in patients who have undergone catheter ablation.

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of pseudohypertension in elderly patients prepared for coronary artery angiography.

Pseudohypertension (PHT) can cause adverse effects in the elderly owing to administration of antihypertension therapy. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of PHT in the elderly and associated risk factors to investigate a noninvasive method of detection of PHT.

Metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty is not associated with cardiac disease.

Many case reports and small studies have suggested that cobalt ions are a potential cause of cardiac complications, specifically cardiomyopathy, after metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA). The impact of metal ions on the incidence of cardiac disease after MoM THA has not been evaluated in large studies. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of onset of new cardiac symptoms in patients who have undergone MoM THA with those who have undergone metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) THA.

The risk of cardiac failure following metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty.

The aim of this study was to determine whether patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) arthroplasties of the hip have an increased risk of cardiac failure compared with those with alternative types of arthroplasties (non-MoM).