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  • Creator:   Chinese Medical Journal
  • Updated:   4/7/2021
  • Contains:  9 items
Cardiology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the structure and function of the heart and vasculature, and the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases. The following articles are latest articles on this topic.

Current understanding of gut microbiota alterations and related therapeutic intervention strategies in heart failure

Chen, Xi; Li, Han-Yu; Hu, Xiao-Min; More

Chinese Medical Journal. 132(15):1843-1855, August 5, 2019.

Highlight: A review on the complicated interactions between the microbiota and the development of heart failure and feasibility of modulating intestinal microbes and metabolites as novel therapeutic strategies.The composition of the gut microbiota in people with heart failure is different from those with healthy status. A reduction in SCFA-producing bacteria in patients with heart failure might be a notable characteristic. Moreover, an increase in the microbial potential to produce TMAO and lipopolysaccharides is prominent. More researches focused on the mechanisms of microbial metabolites and the clinical application of multiple therapeutic interventions is necessarily required.

Expression profile of circular RNAs in epicardial adipose tissue in heart failure

Zheng, Mei-Li; Du, Xiang-Peng; Zhao, Lei; More

Chinese Medical Journal. 133(21):2565-2572, November 5, 2020.

Highlight: A study abou tcircRNA expression patterns in EAT between the heart failure (HF) and non-HF groups. epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) circRNAs may contribute to the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders causing HF.

Age-specific differences in non-cardiac comorbidities among elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: a special focus on young-old, old-old, and oldest-old

Yang, Meng-Xi; An, Hui; Fan, Xue-Qiang; More

Chinese Medical Journal. 132(24):2905-2913, December 20, 2019.

Highlight: A study investigates age-specific differences in non-cardiac comorbidities among elderly patients (young-old, old-old, and oldest-old patients) hospitalized with heart failure. hospitalized for HF. Non-cardiac comorbidities are nearly universal in three groups but obviously differ by age, and inappropriate medications are very common in elderly patients with HF. Further treatment strategies should be focused on providing optimal medications for age-specific non-cardiac conditions.

Peri-operative application of intra-aortic balloon pumping reduced in-hospital mortality of patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction

He, Xiao-Yi; Gao, Chang-Qing

Chinese Medical Journal. 132(8):935-942, April 20, 2019.

Highlight: A article concludes that peri-operative IABP implantation could reduce the in-hospital mortality and improve the surgical outcomes of patients with CAD with both severe and mild left ventricular dysfunction.

Special prognostic phenomenon for patients with mid-range ejection fraction heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Guo, Pan; Dai, Jian-Feng; Feng, Chao; More

Chinese Medical Journal. 133(4):452-461, February 20, 2020.

Highlight: A meta-analysis assess and analyze characteristics and prognosis of patients with HFmrEF. There appeared a special “separation phenomenon” showing rates of endpoints were inconsistent with their hazards in patients with HFmrEF compared with HFpEF patients.

Association between dietary sodium intake and blood pressure variability in Chinese patients with hypertension

Wang, Chi; Liu, Tong-Bo; Mu, Lei; More

Chinese Medical Journal. 133(9):1066-1072, May 5, 2020.

Highlight: A article demonstrates whether dietary sodium intake is a predictor of elevated BPV in Chinese patients with hypertension.Dietary sodium intake is associated with nocturnal SBPV in Chinese patients with hypertension.

Prognostic factors of pacing-induced cardiomyopathy

Zhang, Hong; Zhou, Yu-Jie; Zeng, Yu-Jie

Chinese Medical Journal. 133(13):1533-1539, July 5, 2020.

Highlight: A article investiges validate prognostic factors that can be used to identify patients with higher susceptibility to progress to the stage of cardiomyopathy before pacemaker implantation and indicates that paced QRS duration and ventricular pacing percentage were the most sensitive prognostic factors for PICM.

Resting heart rate control and prognosis in coronary artery disease patients with hypertension previously treated with bisoprolol: a sub-group analysis of the BISO-CAD study

Chen, Yun-Dai; Yang, Xin-Chun; Pham, Vinh Nguyen; More

Chinese Medical Journal. 133(10):1155-1165, May 20, 2020.

Highlight: A retrospective study evaluates changes in the average RHR and its association with cardiovascular outcomes in bisoprolol-treated coronary artery disease (CAD) patients from the CAD treated with bisoprolol (BISO-CAD) study who had comorbid hypertension. Bisoprolol can effectively reduce RHR in Asian CAD patients with comorbid hypertension and hence, improve CCCO without affecting their blood pressure.

Anabolic-androgenic steroids and cardiovascular risk

Liu, Jian-Di; Wu, Yan-Qing

Chinese Medical Journal. 132(18):2229-2236, September 20, 2019.

Highlight: A review concludes anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) produces toxic effects on the cardiovascular system, and it is necessary to ensure that more people know this about AAS, including medical personnel.