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- 02/2016

Relation of Adiponectin to All-Cause Mortality, Cardiovascular Mortality, and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (from the Dallas Heart Study)

febbraio 2016|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

Adiponectin is a key component in multiple metabolic pathways. Studies evaluating associations of adiponectin with clinical outcomes in older adults have reported conflicting results. We investigated the association of adiponectin with mortality and cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity in a young, multiethnic adult population. We analyzed data from participants in the Dallas Heart Study without baseline

- 01/2016

Impact of Modifiable Risk Factors on B-type Natriuretic Peptide and Cardiac Troponin T Concentrations

gennaio 2016|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

The American Journal of Cardiology Alcohol use, physical activity, diet, and cigarette smoking are modifiable cardiovascular risk factors that have a substantial impact on the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and cardiovascular death. We hypothesized that these behaviors may alter concentrations of cardiac troponin, a marker of myocyte injury, and B-type natriuretic peptide, a marker

- 01/2016

Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Coronary Heart Disease

gennaio 2016|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

Journal of the American College of Cardiology Background  Although recommended in guidelines for the management of coronary heart disease (CHD), concerns have been raised about the applicability of evidence from existing meta-analyses of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation (CR). Objectives  The goal of this study is to update the Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise-based CR for

- 01/2016

Autonomic Findings in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

gennaio 2016|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

The American Journal of Cardiology Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) often occurs after emotional or physical stress. Norepinephrine levels are unusually high in the acute phase, suggesting a hyperadrenergic mechanism. Comparatively little is known about parasympathetic function in patients with TC. We sought to characterize autonomic function at rest and in response to physical and emotional stimuli

- 01/2016

Aldosterone Predicts Cardiovascular, Renal, and Metabolic Disease in the General Community: A 4‐Year Follow‐Up

gennaio 2016|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

Abstract Background We recently reported that normal aldosterone levels are associated with cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic disease in a sample of the US general community (Visit 1). For the current analyses we used the same cohort in a new 4‐year follow‐up study (Visit 2). Methods and Results We measured aldosterone at Visit 1 and analyzed

- 01/2016

Blood pressure lowering for prevention of cardiovascular disease and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis

gennaio 2016|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

Summary Background The benefits of blood pressure lowering treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease are well established. However, the extent to which these effects differ by baseline blood pressure, presence of comorbidities, or drug class is less clear. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify these differences. Method For this systematic review

- 12/2015

Left Atrial Appendage Ligation in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients at High Risk for Embolic Events With Ineligibility for Oral AnticoagulationInitial Report of Clinical Outcomes

dicembre 2015|Senza categoria|0 Comments

The authors assessed outcomes of left atrial appendage (LAA) ligation with the Lariat device in 139 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) ineligible for oral anticoagulation. Acute closure was achieved in 99% of patients, and 90% had complete closure at day 30 to 45. There was a periprocedural adverse event rate of 11.5%, including 1

- 11/2015

Comparative Performance of ATRIA, CHADS2, and CHA2DS2-VASc Risk Scores Predicting Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

novembre 2015|News, Novità’ dalla letteratura|0 Comments

The authors of this study evaluated the effectiveness of CHA2DS2-VASc and CHADS2 scores compared with ATRIA score for predicting stroke risk in 60,594 patients with atrial fibrillation not on warfarin. The ATRIA score had a C statistic of 0.70, which was slightly higher than the C statistic of 0.68 for both the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc