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Mortality in Stable Coronary Disease in Patients With Intermediate- or High-Risk Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.

Eddison Ramsaran, Qiying Dai, Devi Sundaresan, Michael Leblanc, Vibha Amblihalli, Anjani Muthyala, Peggy Preusse, Candace Leblanc, Pengyang Li, Nicole Andries, Peng Cai, Neeta Shah,

The management of patients with stable coronary disease and intermediate- or high-risk features on single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI) continues to be controversial as to whether they should be treated with an initial invasive strategy (catheterization and revascularization when feasible) or medical therapy alone to ... Read more >>

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Impact of Lipoprotein(a) as a Residual Risk Factor in Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Treated With Statins.

Daigo Takahashi, Hideki Wada, Manabu Ogita, Kentaro Yasuda, Ryota Nishio, Mitsuhiro Takeuchi, Jun Shitara, Shuta Tsuboi, Tomotaka Dohi, Satoru Suwa, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida, Tohru Minamino,

The association between lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) levels and cardiovascular disease has been reported. However, it is still uncertain whether Lp(a) concentration could be a residual risk factor for cardiovascular events after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impact of Lp(a) on long-term cardiovascular ... Read more >>

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Thigh Intramuscular Fat on Prognosis of Patients With Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy.

Toshitake Yoshida, Atsushi Shibata, Akiko Tanihata, Hiroya Hayashi, Yumi Yamaguchi, Ryoko Kitada, Shoichi Ehara, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Minoru Yoshiyama,

Skeletal muscle atrophy is an independent prognostic predictor for patients with chronic heart failure, and the concept of sarcopenia is drawing attention. Furthermore, the importance of not only muscle mass but also ectopic fat has been pointed out. However, there is a lack of consensus on the implications of ectopic ... Read more >>

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Correlation of Peripheral and Central Venous Pressure in Patients Who Underwent Right Heart Catheterization.

Akash Rusia, Jason Schott, Barry Franklin, Simon Dixon,

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Meta-Analysis of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Using the Sapien 3 Versus Sapien 3 Ultra Valves.

Omar M Abdelfattah, Ahmed Sayed, Mohamed Ghonim, Yehia Saleh, Philippe Généreux, Sachin S Goel, Amar Krishnaswamy, James Yun, Samir R Kapadia,

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Reply to Standard Versus Higher Intensity Anticoagulation for Patients With Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement and Additional Risk Factors for Thromboembolism.

Gwen E Eagle, Richard P Whitlock, Emilie P Belley-Côté,

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Association of Palmar Arch Collateral Function and Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial Access.

Marius R Bigler, Eric Buffle, Michèle V Rappo, Raphael Grossenbacher, Christine Tschannen, Christian Seiler,

The prevalence and implications of radial artery occlusion (RAO) after transradial catheterization are an intensely discussed topic, resulting in numerous preventive strategies such as adjusted anticoagulation, residual-patency hemostasis, or distal puncture site. The present study aimed at assessing an association of palmar arch, in particular radial artery collateral function and ... Read more >>

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Characteristics of COVID-19 Myocarditis With and Without Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Dan Leslie Li, Giovanni Davogustto, Jonathan Harvey Soslow, Jean Wang Wassenaar, Amar Pradip Parikh, Joshua David Chew, Jeffrey Michael Dendy, Kristen Marie George-Durrett, David Andres Parra, Daniel Eugene Clark, Sean Gillette Hughes,

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) is a severe complication described in a minority of patients with COVID-19. Myocarditis has been reported in patients with COVID-19, including MIS. In this study, we compared the clinical characteristics and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings of COVID-19 myocarditis in patients with and without MIS. In ... Read more >>

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Trends in Characteristics and Outcomes of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Hospitalizations in the United States Between 2004 and 2018.

Sardar Hassan Ijaz, Shakeel Jamal, Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Abu Baker Sheikh, Salik Nazir, Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Anum S Minhas, Allison G Hays, Haider J Warraich, Stephen J Greene, Marat Fudim, Michael C Honigberg, Sadiya S Khan, Timir K Paul, Erin D Michos,

Data are limited on contemporary temporal trends in maternal characteristics and outcomes in hospitalized patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PC). We used the National Inpatient Sample database from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2018, to identify PC hospitalizations in women aged 15 to 54 years. Weighted survey data were used ... Read more >>

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Impact of Heart Rate and Rhythm on Corrected QT Interval During Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.

Yang Yu, Songnan Wen, Yanfei Ruan, Nian Liu, Shan Hu, Xiaoyu Duan, Rong Bai,

Current knowledge on the dynamic changes of corrected QT (QTc) before, during, and after an atrial fibrillation (AF) episode is limited. It remains controversial which of the presently available formulas performs the best in calculating QTc during AF. This study was designed to explore whether an AF attack would affect ... Read more >>

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Combined Role of Troponin and Natriuretic Peptides Measurements in Patients With Covid-19 (from the Cardio-COVID-Italy Multicenter Study)

Annamaria Iorio, Carlo Mario Lombardi, Claudia Specchia, Marco Merlo, Vincenzo Nuzzi, Ilenia Ferraro, Giulia Peveri, Chiara Oriecuia, Andrea Pozzi, Riccardo M. Inciardi, Valentina Carubelli, Antonio Bellasi, Claudia Canale, Rita Camporotondo, Francesco Catagnano, Laura Dalla Vecchia, Stefano Giovinazzo, Gloria Maccagni, Massimo Mapelli, Davide Margonato, Luca Monzo, Giovanni Provenzale, Filippo Sarullo, Daniela Tomasoni, Pietro Ameri, Massimiliano Gnecchi, Sergio Leonardi, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Stefano Carugo, Gian Battista Danzi, Marco Guazzi, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Andrea Mortara, Massimo Piepoli, Italo Porto, Maurizio Volterrani, Gianfranco Sinagra, Michele Senni, Marco Metra,

Data concerning the combined prognostic role of natriuretic peptide (NP) and troponin in patients with COVID-19 are lacking. The aim of the study is to evaluate the combined prognostic value of NPs and troponin in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. From March 1, 2020 to April 9, 2020, consecutive patients with COVID-19 ... Read more >>

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Effect of Cis-Compound Variants in MYH7 on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy With a Mild Phenotype.

Mo Zhang, Xiaolu Sun, Guixin Wu, Dong Wang, Limei Wang, Channa Zhang, Yubao Zou, Jizheng Wang, Lei Song,

Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) caused by compound variants have severe clinical manifestations, but significant clinical heterogeneity remains. Clinical diversity in these patients may result from different combinations of variants. We analyzed the role of cis-compound variants in a Chinese HC pedigree. Exome sequencing was performed in the proband. Identified ... Read more >>

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Meta-Analysis of Risk of Myocarditis After Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Mingwei Wang, Wen Wen, Mengyun Zhou, Chunyi Wang, Zhan-hui Feng,

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Unstable Angina Pectoris With Myocardial Injury Versus Myocardial Infarction in the Era of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin.

Andreas Roos, Gustaf Edgren, Martin J Holzmann,

It is unknown whether outcomes in patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP) and myocardial injury are different from outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) with low peak concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT). This study aimed to compare the prognosis in patients with UAP and evidence of ... Read more >>

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Clinical and Economic Burden of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in US Commercial Insurance Population (2014 to 2019).

Viktor V Chirikov, Shelby Corman, Yao Qiao, Xingyue Huang,

Little is known about the economic burden incurred by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the US commercial insurance setting. We used IBM MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database (January 2014 to March 2019) to identify patients hospitalized with OHCA based on the International Classification of Diseases codes. Patients who survived ... Read more >>

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Impact of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Calcium on Hemodynamics and Outcomes in Patients After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation With a Contemporary Self-Expanding Valve.

Giorgio A Medranda, Toby Rogers, Brian C Case, Syed W Ali, Cheng Zhang, John C Wang, Gaby Weissman, Lowell F Satler, Itsik Ben-Dor, Ron Waksman,

Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) calcium remains a challenge for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and is associated with an increased risk of debris embolization, permanent pacemaker requirement, and annular rupture. We report the results of the (EPROMPT) CoreValve Evolut PRO Prospective Registry, which sought to evaluate the real-world performance ... Read more >>

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Echocardiographic Estimated Pulmonary Systolic Pressure and Outcome After Noncardiac-Obstetrics Surgery in Postcapillary Pulmonary Hypertensive Patients.

Yan Zhou, Lin Liu, Fangfang Fan, Wei Ma,

Pulmonary hypertension is associated with increased postoperative risk. This study analyzed the relation between the preoperative echocardiographic estimated blood pressure (estimated pulmonary arterial systolic pressure [ePASP]) of noncardiac patients and postoperative cardiac outcome and tried to identify a clinically meaningful threshold for ePASP in postcapillary pulmonary hypertensive patients. This was ... Read more >>

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Prediction of Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality After Myocardial Infarction in US Veterans.

Bing Lu, Daniel Posner, Jason L Vassy, Yuk-Lam Ho, Ashley Galloway, Sridharan Raghavan, Jacqueline Honerlaw, Laura Tarko, John Russo, Saadia Qazi, Ariela R Orkaby, Vidisha Tanukonda, Luc Djousse, J Michael Gaziano, David R Gagnon, Kelly Cho, Peter W F Wilson,

Risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease (CVD) death developed from patients without vascular disease may not be suitable for myocardial infarction (MI) survivors. Prediction of mortality risk after MI may help to guide secondary prevention. Using national electronic record data from the Veterans Health Administration 2002 to 2012, we developed ... Read more >>

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Meta-Analysis of Risk of Myocarditis After Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccine.

Mingwei Wang, Wen Wen, Mengyun Zhou, Chunyi Wang, Zhan-Hui Feng,

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Combined Role of Troponin and Natriuretic Peptides Measurements in Patients With Covid-19 (from the Cardio-COVID-Italy Multicenter Study).

Annamaria Iorio, Carlo Mario Lombardi, Claudia Specchia, Marco Merlo, Vincenzo Nuzzi, Ilenia Ferraro, Giulia Peveri, Chiara Oriecuia, Andrea Pozzi, Riccardo M Inciardi, Valentina Carubelli, Antonio Bellasi, Claudia Canale, Rita Camporotondo, Francesco Catagnano, Laura Dalla Vecchia, Stefano Giovinazzo, Gloria Maccagni, Massimo Mapelli, Davide Margonato, Luca Monzo, Giovanni Provenzale, Filippo Sarullo, Daniela Tomasoni, Pietro Ameri, Massimiliano Gnecchi, Sergio Leonardi, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Stefano Carugo, Gian Battista Danzi, Marco Guazzi, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Andrea Mortara, Massimo Piepoli, Italo Porto, Maurizio Volterrani, Gianfranco Sinagra, Michele Senni, Marco Metra,

Data concerning the combined prognostic role of natriuretic peptide (NP) and troponin in patients with COVID-19 are lacking. The aim of the study is to evaluate the combined prognostic value of NPs and troponin in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. From March 1, 2020 to April 9, 2020, consecutive patients with COVID-19 ... Read more >>

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Prognostic Implications of Right Ventricular Free Wall Strain in Recipients of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.

Jan Stassen, Pieter van der Bijl, Xavier Galloo, Kensuke Hirasawa, Edgard A Prihadi, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Jeroen J Bax,

Right ventricular (RV) function is an important prognostic marker in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) recipients. Measuring RV systolic function with echocardiography, however, remains challenging due to the complexity of right heart morphology. Evaluation of RV function with RV free wall strain (FWS) may improve risk stratification in recipients of CRT ... Read more >>

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Effects of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation on Cardiac Reserve Using Preload Stress Echocardiography in Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.

Nao Ishii, Kenya Kusunose, Ayu Shono, Kensuke Matsumoto, Susumu Nishio, Natsumi Yamaguchi, Yukina Hirata, Tomomi Matsuura, Takayuki Ise, Koji Yamaguchi, Shusuke Yagi, Daiju Fukuda, Hirotsugu Yamada, Takeshi Soeki, Tetsuzo Wakatsuki, Masataka Sata,

The effects of catheter ablation on exercise tolerance and quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been reported. We assessed cardiac function in more detail using the leg positive pressure (LPP) technique and found that contractile reserve is particularly important in relation to exercise tolerance and prognosis. ... Read more >>

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Low Blood Pressure Threshold for Adverse Outcomes During Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.

Himabindu Vidula, Onur Altintas, Scott McNitt, Adam D DeVore, Edo Y Birati, Michael V Genuardi, Farooq H Sheikh, Bronislava Polonsky, Jeffrey D Alexis, Igor Gosev, John D Bisognano, Valentina Kutyifa, Abraham Seidmann, Ilan Goldenberg,

It has been suggested that maintaining low mean arterial pressure (MAP) in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients is associated with a reduced risk of stroke/death. However, the lower limit of the optimal MAP range has not been established. We aimed to identify this lower limit in a contemporary cohort ... Read more >>

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Trends in 30-Day and 90-Day Readmission Rates After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

Tanush Gupta, Byomesh Tripathi, Ankur Kalra, Sahil Khera, Abhishek Sawant, Tamim M Nazif, Neal S Kleiman, Ajay J Kirtane, Sachin S Goel, Deepak L Bhatt, Ashish Pershad, Susheel K Kodali,

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Symptom Status, Clinical Subtypes, and Prognosis in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation from the Middle East Region (from the Gulf-SAFE Registry).

Peng-Xin Xie, Yan-Guang Li, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Wael AlMahmeed, Abdullah Shehab, Kadhim Sulaiman, Nidal Asaad, Li-Jun Guo, Shu-Wang Liu, Mohammad Zubaid, Gregory Y H Lip,

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is often asymptomatic. The prognosis of asymptomatic AF is at least similar or worse than symptomatic AF, but there are no such data from Middle East patients with AF. The Gulf-SAFE (Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events) registry is a multicenter prospective survey of patients presenting with ... Read more >>

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