Functional capacity and quality of life in middle-age men and women with high and low number of metabolic risk factors.


:It is not clear if men and women with high numbers of risk factors (HiMF) for metabolic syndrome (MetS) have impaired capacities to perform activities of daily living (ADL's) and lower quality of life (QoL) in the absence of symptomatic heart disease. Our results indicate that in women there is a correlation between the number of risk factors and the capacity to perform ADL's and QoL. This was not evident for men. These findings may partly explain why women tend to consult healthcare practitioners earlier in the disease process than men.


Int J Cardiol


Levinger I,Goodman C,Hare DL,Jerums G,Selig S




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  • Increased efficacy and toxicity of lidocaine in patients on beta-blockers.

    abstract::The greatest differences in ventricular arrhythmias and adverse effects of lidocaine observed in this study were between patients on both lidocaine and a beta-adrenoceptor blocking agent and those on neither drug. Although free fractions of lidocaine and methylglycylxylidine tended to be higher in patients on beta-adr...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Wyse DG,Kellen J,Tam Y,Rademaker AW

    更新日期:1988-10-01 00:00:00

  • Accuracy of methods for diagnosing atrial fibrillation using 12-lead ECG: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) using 12-lead-electrocardiograms (ECGs) has been recommended; however, the best method for interpreting ECGs to diagnose AF is not known. We compared accuracy of methods for diagnosing AF from ECGs. METHODS:We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and LILACS until March 24,...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Taggar JS,Coleman T,Lewis S,Heneghan C,Jones M

    更新日期:2015-04-01 00:00:00

  • My patient wants to perform strenuous endurance exercise. What's the right advice?

    abstract::Prolonged strenuous endurance exercise (SEE) such as marathon running has recently been associated with potential deleterious cardiac effects, particularly increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). This topic is medically important due to the increasing number of participants in SEE events lasting several hours, inc...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Sanchis-Gomar F,Santos-Lozano A,Garatachea N,Pareja-Galeano H,Fiuza-Luces C,Joyner MJ,Lucia A

    更新日期:2015-10-15 00:00:00

  • Aortic and mitral discontinuity with congenital subaortic aneurysm and normally connected great arteries: echocardiographic diagnosis in life.

    abstract::A newborn with preductal coarctation and ventricular septal defect had a subaortic aneurysm which protruded into the left atrium causing intractable pulmonary oedema. The subaortic aneurysm was congenital. It was clearly identified by cross-sectional echocardiography which, in serial studies, showed it to be increasin...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Andrade JL,de Leval M,Somerville J

    更新日期:1987-01-01 00:00:00

  • Outpatient pacemaker procedures.

    abstract::Over a 46-month period 181 pacemaker procedures were performed from an outpatient practice. Patients were admitted, operated on and discharged all within a 24-hour period. There were no pacemaker emergencies, major complications or emergency readmissions. The outpatient approach to permanent pacemaker procedures was n...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Belott PH

    更新日期:1987-11-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of histopathological changes in ascending aortic diseases.

    abstract:AIMS:To better understand relationship between histological medial degenerative changes (MDC), pathological status [thoracic aorta aneurysm (TAA), thoracic aorta dissection (TAD), bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), and non-BAV] and aortic size at imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS:We collected 496 ascending aorta surgical specime...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Amemiya K,Mousseaux E,Ishibashi-Ueda H,Achouh P,Ochiai M,Bruneval P

    更新日期:2020-07-15 00:00:00

  • Characterisation of isoprenaline myotoxicity on slow-twitch skeletal versus cardiac muscle.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Elevated catecholamines are known to be cardiotoxic, but their potential injurious effects on skeletal muscles are largely unknown. We have investigated whether isoprenaline induces in vivo myocyte necrosis in rat soleus muscle, and characterised the time-course, dose-response, spatial distribution and adren...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ng Y,Goldspink DF,Burniston JG,Clark WA,Colyer J,Tan LB

    更新日期:2002-12-01 00:00:00

  • A comparison study of the echocardiographic changes in hypertensive patients treated with telmisartan vs. enalapril.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Hypertension-induced cardiac dysfunction is variable among different anti-hypertensive medications. This study compares the effects of telmisartan and enalapril on echocardiographic parameters in hypertensive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS:This was a randomised single blinded study. Eighty hypertensive pat...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Hadi NR,Abdulzahra MS,Al-Huseini LM,Al-Aubaidy HA

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in patients undergoing implantation of paclitaxel-eluting stent in the femoropopliteal district: A randomized pilot study using frequency-domain optical coherence tomography.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Aim of this study was to evaluate different response in platelet reactivity and vessel healing using high-resolution frequency-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT) in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease treated with ZILVER PTX drug eluting stents (DES), and randomly assigned to clopidogrel o...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ducci K,Liistro F,Porto I,Ventoruzzo G,Angioli P,Falsini G,Vergallo R,Bolognese L

    更新日期:2020-04-01 00:00:00

  • Heat shock protein inducer modifies arrhythmogenic substrate and inhibits atrial fibrillation in the failing heart.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA) has been reported up-regulating heat shock protein (HSP) expression, and protecting against atrial remodeling. This study aimed to investigate the effects of GGA on atrial electrophysiology and inducibility of atrial fibrillation (AF) in heart failure (HF) model. METHODS AND RESU...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chang SL,Chen YC,Hsu CP,Kao YH,Lin YK,Lai YJ,Yeh HI,Higa S,Chen SA,Chen YJ

    更新日期:2013-10-09 00:00:00

  • Drug prescriptions and referral to cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary events: comparison between men and women in the French PREVENIR Survey.

    abstract:BACKGROUND AND AIM:The problem of a possible gender bias in coronary heart disease management is still controversial. We studied gender differences in secondary preventive drug prescriptions and in referral to cardiac rehabilitation after acute coronary events in France. METHODS:An observational survey was carried out...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Bongard V,Grenier O,Ferrières J,Danchin N,Cantet C,Amelineau E,Cambou JP

    更新日期:2004-02-01 00:00:00

  • Coronary heart disease mortality, cardiovascular disease mortality and all-cause mortality attributable to dietary intake over 20years in Brazil.

    abstract:BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:In the last two decades, in Brazil, there has been a decreasing trend of consumption of in natura or minimally processed food, while intake of ultra-processed food has markedly increased. We estimated the contribution of dietary intake in trends from coronary heart disease mortality (CHDM), cardio...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rezende LF,Azeredo CM,Canella DS,Luiz Odo C,Levy RB,Eluf-Neto J

    更新日期:2016-08-15 00:00:00

  • Early atherosclerosis in childhood: diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies.

    abstract::The long preclinical phase of atherosclerosis involves the interaction of genetic and environmental factors that modulate the progression of disease from early life. Injury to the endothelium is a critical step in atherosclerotic process. Conventional and novel risk factors for coronary artery disease operate from ear...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Charakida M,Tousoulis D,Stefanadis C

    更新日期:2006-05-10 00:00:00

  • Effects of bepridil on the resting electrocardiogram.

    abstract::We evaluated the effects of bepridil hydrochloride, a long-acting calcium antagonist, on the electrocardiogram of 13 men with exertional angina. The drug decreased sinus rate (P = 0.01), increased the QT (P less than 0.001) and QTc interval (P less than 0.001), and produced T-wave changes in each patient. ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Hill JA,Pepine CJ

    更新日期:1984-09-01 00:00:00

  • Panoramic characterization of endocardial left atrial activation during human persistent AF: Insights from non-contact mapping.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The relative importance of focal drivers, multiple wavelets, rotors and endocardial-epicardial circuits in the maintenance of persistent AF remains unclear. Our objective was to characterize AF wavefront (WF) dynamics during persistent AF. METHODS:The Ensite 3000 (St Jude Medical) non-contact mapping system...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee G,McLellan AJ,Hunter RJ,Lovell MJ,Finlay M,Ullah W,Dhinoja MB,Sporton S,Earley MJ,Schilling RJ

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Pre-cardiac transplant amiodarone use is not associated with postoperative mortality: An updated meta-analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Amiodarone remains the preferred agent for the treatment and prevention of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in patients with end-stage heart failure. While several reports suggest that pre-operative amiodarone exposure worsens outcomes in heart transplant recipients, other studies have failed to vali...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Jennings DL,Baker WL

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Facilitated PCI in younger Chinese patients with AMI.

    abstract::Presently, facilitated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients remains controversial. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of facilitated PCI, intravenous low-dose rt-PA administration prior to urgent PCI, in Chinese patients < 70 years of age with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Our results s...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Xu F,Chen YG,Li JF,Li GS,Ji QS,Lv RJ,Liu TT,Sun Y,Li RJ,Zhang W,Zhang Y

    更新日期:2007-09-14 00:00:00

  • The effects of bile acid sequestrants on lipid profile and blood glucose concentrations: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

    abstract:AIM:To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective clinical studies to determine the effect of bile acid sequestrants (BAS) on lipid profile and blood glucose concentrations. METHOD:PubMed-Medline, Web of Science, Cochrane Database and Google Scholar databases were searched (up until August 2016) to...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Mazidi M,Rezaie P,Karimi E,Kengne AP

    更新日期:2017-01-15 00:00:00

  • Flow patterns of mitral regurgitation due to different etiologies: analysis by color-coded Doppler echocardiography.

    abstract::We have used cross-sectional real time color-coded Doppler echocardiography to characterize the patterns of the regurgitant jet seen in mitral valvar disease of different etiologies. We studied 118 patients with mitral regurgitation due to rheumatic valve disease (n = 26), hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (n = ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mohr-Kahaly S,Erbel R,Zenker G,Bohlander M,Esser M,Meyer J

    更新日期:1989-05-01 00:00:00

  • Long term outcome of mechanical valve prosthesis in the pulmonary position.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Assessment of the long term outcome of mechanical valve prosthesis at pulmonary position in a population of grown-up congenital heart disease patients from a tertiary referral center. METHODS:From 1977 to 2007, 22 consecutive patients underwent a total of 25 pulmonary valve replacements with mechanical pros...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Dos L,Muñoz-Guijosa C,Mendez AB,Ginel A,Montiel J,Padro JM,Subirana MT

    更新日期:2011-07-15 00:00:00

  • Management of massive air embolism during open heart surgery.

    abstract::Two patients in whom a massive bolus of air was introduced into the arterial circuit and ascending aorta during valve replacement and in whom the recovery was complete are presented. The technical details of the management of this serious accident are described. ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kumar AS,Jayalakshmi TS,Kale SC,Saxena BK,Singh V,Paul SJ

    更新日期:1985-12-01 00:00:00

  • Stent graft implantation for in-stent restenosis of coronary artery stenosis after Kawasaki disease.

    abstract::Coronary artery stenosis is a major complication of Kawasaki disease (KD). Several interventional methods in treating coronary artery stenosis have been introduced. However, there are few reports on the management of in-stent restenosis after coronary stent implantation in children. Reported is a 10-year-old boy who u...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Yoon MJ,Lee JY,Kim SJ,Jang KY,Shim WS,Hwang HK

    更新日期:2006-11-10 00:00:00

  • Long-term predictors of survival for the Seven Countries Study cohort from Crete: from 1960 to 2000.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In 1960, all male inhabitants of a series of villages in rural Crete, born between 1900 and 1919, were invited to participate in the Seven Countries Study. Analysis of 25-year mortality data from the 16 cohorts of participants indicated that the cohort from Crete had the lowest age-standardised all-cause and...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moschandreas J,Kafatos A,Aravanis C,Dontas A,Menotti A,Kromhout D

    更新日期:2005-04-08 00:00:00

  • Novel ECG parameters are strongly associated with inflammatory 18F-FDG PET findings in patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a feasible method to investigate the inflammatory activity of the myocardium in cardiac sarcoidosis. However, PET is costly and not as widely available as standard electrocardiogram (ECG). Current ECG findings related to cardiac sarcoidosis a...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sipilä K,Tuominen H,Haarala A,Tikkakoski A,Kähönen M,Nikus K

    更新日期:2017-12-15 00:00:00

  • ST-segment changes after direct current external cardioversion for atrial fibrillation. Incidence, characteristics and predictive factors.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Incidence, characteristics and predictive factors of transient ST-segment changes after DC shock are poorly known. METHODS:91 consecutive pts referred for external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) (61 men, 69±10 yo) were prospectively included. The presence of ST elevation or depression was assesse...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rumeau P,Fourcade J,Duparc A,Hébrard A,Mondoly P,Rollin A,Massabuau P,Detis N,Elbaz M,Carrié D,Galinier M,Delay M,Maury P

    更新日期:2011-05-05 00:00:00

  • The impact of body mass index on the efficacy and safety of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Obesity is a well established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Our purpose was to determine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation of AF. METHODS:Two hundred and twenty-six consecutive patients with symptomatic, drug-refractory...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Letsas KP,Siklódy CH,Korantzopoulos P,Weber R,Bürkle G,Mihas CC,Kalusche D,Arentz T

    更新日期:2013-03-20 00:00:00

  • Early effects of kidney transplantation on the heart - A cardiac magnetic resonance multi-parametric study.

    abstract::Increased native myocardial T1 times in chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be due to diffuse interstitial myocardial fibrosis (DIF) or due to interstitial edema/inflammation. Concerns relating to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) limit their use in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD)...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hayer MK,Radhakrishnan A,Price AM,Baig S,Liu B,Ferro CJ,Captur G,Townend JN,Moon JC,Edwards NC,Steeds RP

    更新日期:2019-10-15 00:00:00

  • Validation of the DAPT score in real-world patients undergoing coronary stent implantation.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To assess the external validity of the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) score decision tool in real world patients. METHODS AND RESULTS:Retrospective study using an all comers PCI registry. We compared the rates of myocardial infarction (MI) and actionable bleeding between 12 vs. 12+ months DAPT stratified ...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Witberg G,Zusman O,Bental T,Plakht I,Gabbay H,Gerber Y,Kornowski R

    更新日期:2020-02-01 00:00:00

  • Risk of cellular phone interference with an implantable loop recorder.

    abstract::This study examined the risk of cellular phone ringing interference with implantable loop recorders (ILR). The technical manual of ILR warns of potential interference by cellular phone in close proximity to the implanted device, corrupting the data stored in memory or causing inappropriate device operation. The ringin...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 信件


    authors: Trigano A,Blandeau O,Dale C,Wong MF,Wiart J

    更新日期:2007-03-02 00:00:00

  • Impact of the CHA2DS2-VASc score on late clinical outcomes in patients undergoing left atrial appendage occlusion.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is an accepted strategy for cardioembolic events prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) unsuitable for anticoagulation. However, uncertainties persist regarding the benefit of LAAO in highly-comorbid patients. The aim of this study was to asse...

    journal_title:International journal of cardiology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Agudelo V,Millán X,Li CH,Asmarats L,Fernández-Peregrina E,Santaló M,Jimenez-Kockar M,Gheorghe L,Serra A,Arzamendi D

    更新日期:2020-11-15 00:00:00