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Ultrasound Cardiac Output Monitor (USCOM™) Measurements Prove Unreliable Compared to Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Adolescents with Cardiac Disease.

Jan 07, 2021

The purpose of this stuy is to prospectively assess the reliability of the ultrasound cardiac output monitor (USCOM™) for measuring stroke volume index and predicting left ventricular outflow t...

Clinical governance programme in patients with acute coronary syndrome: design and methodology of a quality improvement initiative.

Jan 04, 2021

Despite the availability of diverse evidence-based diagnostic and treatment options, many patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) still fail to receive effective, safe and timely diagnoses and the...

Sodium Intake and Heart Failure.

Dec 21, 2020

Sodium is an essential mineral and nutrient used in dietary practices across the world and is important to maintain proper blood volume and blood pressure. A high sodium diet is associated with increa...

Evaluation of 1-Year Follow-up of Patients Included in the Registry of Clinical Practice in Patients at High Cardiovascular Risk (REACT).

Dec 21, 2020

In clinical practice, there is evidence of failure to prescribe evidence-based therapies for patients at high cardiovascular risk. However, in Brazil, data on 1-year outcomes of these patients remain ...

Lipid Profile and Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease among Adults Aged < 50 Years.

Dec 17, 2020

Epidemiological evidence on the relationship between lipid profile and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in young adults remains insufficient. Thus, we sought to explore the association of lipid pro...

Age and sex specific target of blood pressure for the prevention of cardiovascular event among the treatment naive hypertensive patients.

Dec 14, 2020

The time at which hypertension treatment should be initiated for different age groups and sexes remains controversial. We aimed to determine whether the association between blood pressure (BP) and maj...

Lipid Profile and Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease among Adults Aged < 50 Years.

Dec 14, 2020

Epidemiological evidence on the relationship between lipid profile and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in young adults remains insufficient. Thus, we sought to explore the association of lipid pro...

Deep neural network-based machine learning reduces the screening workload for systematic review: Investigation based on recent clinical guidelines.

Dec 07, 2020

Performing systematic reviews is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process.We investigated whether a machine learning system could perform systematic reviews more efficiently.All systematic revi...

STS-ACC TVT Registry of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

Nov 23, 2020

The STS-ACC TVT Registry (Society of Thoracic Surgeons-American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry) from 2011 to 2019 has collected data on 276,316 patients undergoing transcat...

Assessment of Trends in Statin Therapy for Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in US Adults From 2007 to 2016.

Nov 23, 2020

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is highly prevalent in the US, with studies indicating substantial rates of nonadherence to and undertreatment with statin therapy. The 2013 American Col...

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in the Treatment of Left Ventricular Thrombus.

Nov 19, 2020

Use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the treatment of left ventricular (LV) thrombus has gained considerable interest.We aimed to evaluate if DOACs are effective in the treatment of LV thromb...

Combined brain/heart magnetic resonance imaging in antiphospholipid syndrome-two sides of the same coin.

Nov 19, 2020

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by arterial, venous, and/or small vessel thrombosis, pregnancy morbidity, and persistently elevated levels of antiphospholipid a...

[Prognostic analysis of drug-eluting stent implantation and coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease complicated with chronic renal failure].

Nov 19, 2020

To analyze the long-term prognosis of undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation (DES) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with unprotected left main (ULM) coronary artery disease co...

Left and right ventricular speckle tracking study before and after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure in children.

Nov 12, 2020

To analyze the acute and short-term deformation changes of both right (RV) and left (LV) ventricular wall before and after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) secundum in children.To d...

Ceramides and Ceramide Scores: Clinical Applications for Cardiometabolic Risk Stratification.

Nov 05, 2020

Ceramides are bioactive lipids that have an important role in many cellular functions such as apoptosis and inflammation. During the past decade emerging clinical data have shown that ceramides are no...

Patient-reported feasibility of chest and thumb ECG after cryptogenic stroke in Sweden: an observational study.

Nov 02, 2020

The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, based on a questionnaire, of the chest and thumb ECG system Coala Heart Monitor in patients who recently had a stroke.Observational study.Two strok...

Hematocrit as a predictor of preoperative transfusion-associated complications in spine surgery: A NSQIP study.

Nov 02, 2020

Preoperative optimization of medical comorbidities prior to spinal surgery is becoming an increasingly important intervention in decreasing postoperative complications and ensuring a satisfactory post...

Real-time exercise stress cardiac MRI with Fourier-series reconstruction from golden-angle radial data.

Oct 29, 2020

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can measure cardiac response to exercise stress for evaluating and managing heart patients in the practice of clinical cardiology. However, exercise stress cardiac MRI...

Endovascular optical coherence tomography imaging in cerebrovascular disease.

Oct 29, 2020

Endovascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) is the highest resolution imaging modality currently available with spatial resolution of 10 µm. Although originally developed for interventional card...

Expanding the stroke team to include interventional cardiology.

Oct 26, 2020

Team-based care has been emphasized as a strategy to improve and optimize outcomes for broad groups of patients who have presented with often complex medical conditions including large vessel cerebral...