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The learning points that Luther and colleagues have raised from this case are well made.
To study the impact of national economic and human development status on patient profiles and outcomes in the setting of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
We conducted a retrospective analysis of the Targeted Platelet Inhibition to Clarify the Optimal Strategy to Medically Manage Acu
A 36-year-old woman was referred to our neurological and cardiological services with recurrent blackouts. She was diagnosed at age 6 with nocturnal generalised tonic-clonic seizures, which settled by age 13 with Carbamazepine. During adulthood, her seizures were thought to have
To investigate clinical outcomes of coronary intervention using a biolimus-eluting stent (BES) compared with a sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the Limus Eluted from A Durable versus ERodable Stent (LEADERS) coating trial at the final 5-ye
Learning objectives Learn the current definition and classification of pulmonary hypertension. Learn the role of different diagnostic techniques in pulmonary hypertension. Learn about current medical and surgical treatment of pulmonary (arterial) hypertension.
Learn the current definition and classification of pulmonary hypertension.
Learn the role of different diagnostic techniques in pulmonary hypertension.
Learn about current medical and surgical treatment of pulmonary (arterial) hypertension.
Acute management of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients on chronic vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy is uncertain. This study aims to estimate in-hospital major bleeding risk among STEMI patients on chronic VKA treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
A predictable relation between genotype and disease expression is needed in order to use genetic testing for clinical decision-making in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The primary aims of this study were to examine the phenotypes associated with sarcomere protein (SP) gene mutations an
To assess the relationship between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentration and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) morbidity and mortality.
A time-series study conducted in Beijing from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2012. Data on 369 469 IHD cases and 53 247 IHD deaths were collec
Randomized controlled trials increasingly recruit patients globally to facilitate recruitment and to improve validity and applicability. However, patients from countries with different developmental status may differ in terms of clinical profiles, adherence to prescribed therapy and access to healt
Air pollution is a significant cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although the epidemiologic association between air pollution exposures and exacerbation of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is well established, the mechanisms by which these exposures promote CVD are incompletelymai mult Heart current issue
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Learning objectives Correct patient selection for renal denervation is of paramount importance to get the best from the procedure. Readers should be able to identify the ideal candidate after reading the article. Beyond pressure lowering effects, renal denervation demonstrated its efficacy in othe
Correct patient selection for renal denervation is of paramount importance to get the best from the procedure. Readers should be able to identify the ideal candidate after reading the article.
Beyond pressure lowering effects, renal denervation demonstrated its efficacy in othe
Implantable cardiac electronic devices (ICEDs) comprise permanent pacemakers (PPMs), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). Implantation rates in the UK are increasing
Assess the impact of end-stage renal disease (chronic kidney disease stage 5 (CKD5)) on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with Fabry disease on enzyme replacement therapy.
Fabry disease, an X-linked lysosomal storage disease, causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiovasc
A large and growing body of research has provided increasingly compelling evidence that exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality.
To determine the prevalence, clinical correlates and the effects on outcome of vitamin B12 and folic acid levels in patients with chronic heart failure (HF).
We studied an international pooled cohort comprising 610 patients with chronic HF. The main outcome measure was all-cause m
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of global mortality and morbidity, and the vast majority of the disease burden is in low-income countries (LICs) and low-income to middle-income countries (LMICs).
The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is uncertain. Although observational studies have suggested DAPT for longer than a year post-PCI reduces ischemic events, othe
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We are intrigued by the article by Priest and Ashley.
A policy model is a model that can evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions and inform policy decisions. In this study, we introduce a cardiovascular disease (CVD) policy model which can be used to model remaining life expectancy including a measure of socioecono
The benefit of extended dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is uncertain. The ARTIC-Interruption Trial examined discontinua
T wave inversion (TWI) has been associated with cardiomyopathies. The hypothesis of this study was that TWI has relevant clinical significance in peri-pubertal athletes.
Consecutive male soccer players, aged 8–18 years, undergoing preparticipation screening between January 2008 an
Various cardiovascular prediction models have been developed for patients with type 2 diabetes. Their predictive performance in new patients is mostly not investigated. This study aims to quantify the predictive performance of all cardiovascular prediction models developed specifically for
Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC), using brief cycles of limb ischaemia/reperfusion, is a non-invasive, low-cost intervention that may reduce perioperative myocardial injury (PMI) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We investigated whether RIPC can also improve short-term clinic
Women with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) have better LV systolic function and more concentric LV geometry than their male counterparts. However, sex differences in cardiovascular (CV) outcome during progression of AS have not been reported from a longitudinal prospective study.
Higher circulating Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) levels predict cardiovascular events and mortality in clinical samples and in the general population. To better understand the underlying mechanisms, we investigated the association of circulating Ang-2 and sTie-2 (the soluble form of the Ang-2 rec
A 63-year-old woman with a history of dwarfism presented with recurrent palpitations. She denied chest pain, dyspnoea or syncope. Her cardiac exam was notable for tachycardia at 188 bpm, hypotension (77/38) and no overt signs of heart failure. Cardiac markers were negative and
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as an attractive treatment strategy for the treatment of patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), particularly those who are inoperable or at high risk for surgical aortic valvemai mult Heart current issue
To examine the association of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist hip ratio (WHR) with sudden cardiac death (SCD) in community dwelling individuals.
Data from a multicentre, prospective, cohort study of 14 941 men and women (African American, and white), aged
12-lead ECG plays a central role in the cardiovascular evaluation of athletes and highly active patients. Based on the ability of the ECG to detect underlying structural and electrical cardiac disease, the ECG is the most widely used diagnostic test during pre-participation screening of asymptomaticmai mult Heart current issue
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Learning objectives Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for heart failure patients. However, there remain subpopulations that were underrepresented in randomised controlled trials and for which the benefits of this therapy is less clear. The present review article s
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for heart failure patients. However, there remain subpopulations that were underrepresented in randomised controlled trials and for which the benefits of this therapy is less clear.
The present review article s