Tag Archives: Cardio Consult

Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week

Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week  (24.11.14 – 30.11.14)

1. Transcatheter Closure of Large Atrial Septal Defects: Feasibility and Safety in a Large Adult and Pediatric Population

Conclusions—Closure of large atrial septal defects using the Amplatzer device is safe and effective in both adults and children. Superior and posterior rim deficiencies are associated with procedural failure. Closure can be performed under transthoracic  echocardiographic guidance in experienced centers. Early device migration is rare and can be safely managed by device extraction.  Long-term follow-up showed no deaths or major late complications in  311 patients.

2. Stent Coverage and Neointimal Proliferation in Bare Metal Stents Postdilated With a Paclitaxel-Eluting Balloon Versus Everolimus-Eluting Stents: Prospective Randomized Study Using Optical Coherence Tomography at 6-Month Follow-Up

Conclusions—Good stent strut coverage of >94% was found in both therapy groups. Despite greater suppression of global neointimal growth in DES, both DES and BMS+DEB effectively prevented clinically relevant focal restenosis at 6-month follow-up.

3. Multicenter Evaluation of a Next-Generation Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Conclusions – This third-generation device addresses major deficiencies of earlier valves in terms of ease of use, accuracy of positioning, and paravalvular sealing. The rates of mortality and stroke with transfemoral access are among the lowest reported and support further evaluation as an alternative to open surgery in intermediate-risk patients.
(Safety and Performance Study of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve [SAPIEN3]; NCT01808287)

4. 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

5. Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Procedural Techniques and Outcomes

6. Atenolol versus Losartan in Children and Young Adults with Marfan’s Syndrome

Conclusion – Among children and young adults with Marfan’s syndrome who were randomly assigned to losartan or atenolol, no significant difference was found in the rate of aortic-root dilatation between the two treatment groups over a 3-year period.

7. Inactivating Mutations in NPC1L1 and Protection from Coronary Heart Disease

Conclusion – Naturally occurring mutations that disrupt NPC1L1 function were found to be associated with reduced plasma LDL cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

8. MagnaSafe: MRI safe for patients with pacemakers, ICDs

9. Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

10. Long-term Clinical and Angiographic Outcomes of the Mini-STAR Technique as a Bailout Strategy for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Chronic Total Occlusion

Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week

Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week (17.11.14-23.11.14)

1. A Polypill Strategy to Improve Adherence:Results From the FOCUS Project
Compared with the 3 drugs given separately, the use of a polypill strategy met the                   primary endpoint for adherence for secondary prevention following an acute MI

2. Six-month versus 24-month dual antiplatelet therapy after implantation of drug eluting    stents in patients non-resistant to aspirin: ITALIC, a randomized multicenter trial 
The ITALIC trial showed that rates of bleeding and of thrombotic events were not significantly different according to 6- versus 24-month DAPT after PCI with new-generation DES in good aspirin responders.

3.  First-in-Man Transseptal Implantation of a “Surgical-Like” Mitral Valve Annuloplasty Device for Functional Mitral Regurgitation

4.  Pressure-Wire-Guided Percutaneous Transluminal Pulmonary Angioplasty

5.  AVOIDing Oxygen in Suspected STEMI Tied to Smaller Infarcts, Less Recurrent MI

6.  Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure vs Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation. A Randomized Clinical Trial

7.  Meta-analysis Questions One-Size-Fits-All Anticoagulant Strategy in STEMI Patients

8.  Periprocedural Complications and Long-Term Outcome After Alcohol Septal Ablation Versus Surgical Myectomy in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

9.  Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Revascularization Versus Conservative Therapy

10.  Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

Top 10 Cardiology articles of the week

Top 10 Cardiology articles of the week (10.11.14-16.11.14)

Hello friends , I have been busy for sometime. Now journal scan is back again after a brief interruption. I have chosen articles on general cardiology and interventional cardiology

1. The optimal management of anti-thrombotic therapy after valve replacement:                          certainties and uncertainties

2. Ivabradine in Stable Coronary Artery Disease without Clinical Heart Failure

3. The Unnatural History of Tetralogy of Fallot: Prospective Follow-Up of 40 Years After Surgical Correction

4. Clinical Outcomes and Improved Survival in Patients With Protein-Losing Enteropathy After the Fontan Operation

5. Immediate and midterm outcomes following primary PCI with bioresorbable vascular   scaffold implantation in patients with ST-segment myocardial
infarction: insights from the multicentre “Registro ABSORB Italiano” (RAI registry)

 

6. Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation Followed by 6- Versus 12-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy. The SECURITY Randomized Clinical Trial

7. Short- and Long-Term Cause of Death in Patients Treated With Primary PCI for STEMI

 

8. The QT Interval Is Associated With Incident Cardiovascular Events

9. Endovascular Treatment of Mycotic Aortic Aneurysms: A European Multicenter Study

10.Intracoronary Delivery of Injectable Bioabsorbable Scaffold (IK-5001) to Treat Left Ventricular Remodeling After ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. A First-in-Man Study

Welcome to the Heart of Cardiology

Your place for ONLINE CARDIAC CONSULTATION  AND INFORMATION ABOUT HEART DISEASES

Cardiovascular diseases are the biggest threats in today’s world and they kill more number of people than other diseases. Cardiovascular problems are preventable and effectively treated when interventions are done early and effectively. The importance of the old saying “Knowledge is Power” can’t be more than when it comes to deciding about one’s own health. This is the age of information and you have every right to be informed correctly about your health issues. The idea behind this site is to provide up-to-date information related to all issues in Cardiovascular Health.

This site provides information related but not limited to the following topics

  1. Risk factors for heart disease and effective control of then
  2. Common symptoms of heart disease and how to identify then early
  3. Heart diseases associated with other medical problems
  4. Heart problems in young children
  5. All information related to Cardiac procedures
  6. A section for medical students about important topics in cardiology
  7. Answers to your specific questions

And many more

Its all about taking responsibility for your health.

Thank you

Dr. Anupam Jena