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Vasa Vasorum and Plaque Neovascularization on Contrast-Enhanced Carotid Ultrasound Imaging Correlates With Cardiovascular Disease and Past Cardiovascular Events
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The presence and degree of adventitial vasa vasorum and plaque neovascularization were directly associated with CVD and CVE in a retrospective study of 147 patients undergoing contrast-enhanced carotid ultrasound. Expand
A Comparative Analysis of Current Lipid Treatment Guidelines: Nothing Stands Still.
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There are differences in statin intensities, use of risk estimators, treatment of specific patient subgroups, and consideration of safety concerns in current and future guideline recommendations. Expand
Systolic blood pressure on discharge after left ventricular assist device insertion is associated with subsequent stroke.
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In this large, CF-LVAD cohort, elevated SBP was independently associated with a greater risk of subsequent stroke, and management of hypertension is identified as a potential modifiable risk factor for reducing the incidence of stroke in patients supported by CF- LVAD. Expand
The Heartmate Risk Score predicts morbidity and mortality in unselected left ventricular assist device recipients and risk stratifies INTERMACS class 1 patients.
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HMRS is a valid clinical tool to stratify risk of morbidity and mortality after implant of Heartmate II devices in unselected patients and can be used to predict short-term mortality risk in INTERMACS class 1 patients. Expand
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome after transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement
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Severe SIRS was associated with a higher mortality after SAVR or TAVR and had a greater effect on mortality in diabetic patients, and was identified as a high-risk subgroup to target in clinical trials with therapies to attenuate SirS. Expand
Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in Women.
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Many unanswered questions about HFpEF in women warrant further investigation to improve understanding of the disease and provide better patient care, and compelling evidence-based, disease-modifying treatments are needed. Expand
The use of a durable right ventricular assist device for isolated right ventricular failure due to combined pre- and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension
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A case where a durable RV assist device was implanted for end-stage RV failure from combined pre- and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension due in part to chronic thromboembolic PH using a temporary percutaneous RVAD as a bridging strategy is reported. Expand
Importance of temporal changes in myocardial strain in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
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A case of biventricular TC is presented in which early improvement in left ventricular longitudinal strain predated subsequent improvement in ejection fraction, illustrating how strain can be a sensitive marker for myocardial dysfunction and recovery in TC. Expand
Heart of the matter: reverse takotsubo syndrome in an anthracycline-exposed oncology patient
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The retrospective use of two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography derived strain helps diagnose reverse takotsubo syndrome. Expand
Use of adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitor prior to left ventricular assist device implantation is not associated with increased bleeding
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In this single-center experience, use of an ADPRi ≤5 days prior to LVAD implantation was not associated with increased bleeding, length of stay, or mortality. Expand
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