Aims and Scope
Predictors of Impaired Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain in Patients with Essential Hypertension and Preserved Ejection FractionAhmed A. Noori and Mudhafar A. Barzani
The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2022; 16: e187419242212020.
Electronic Publication Date: December 30, 2022
Elevated Troponin and Mortality in Patients with COVID-19: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort StudyChukwuemeka A. Umeh, Sobiga Ranchithan, Kimberly Watanabe, Laura Tuscher and Rahul Gupta
The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2022; 16: e187419242207210.
Electronic Publication Date: September 26, 2022
Cardiovascular Dysautonomia in Patients with Breast CancerVera Geraldes, Elisa Caldeira, Ana Afonso, Filipa Machado, Ângela Amaro-Leal, Sergio Laranjo and Isabel Rocha
The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2022; 16: e187419242206271.
Electronic Publication Date: September 05, 2022
Prevalence of Prehypertension among Saudi Adults: A Narrative ReviewHanan Al-Kadi
The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2022; 16: e187419242206270.
Electronic Publication Date: August 22, 2022
Acute Myocardial Infarction in Young Patients and its Correlation with Obesity Status at Pre-adolescent Stage: A Narrative ReviewMaria K. Chrissini and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos
The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, 2022; 16: e187419242206200.
Electronic Publication Date: August 17, 2022
Feasibility of Telephone-Based Cardiology Consultation: Comparison of Resource Use and Outcomes vs In-Person ConsultationMartin E. Matsumura, Kelly Austin, Yasser Khalil, James C. Blankenship, Bryan Martin
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus infectious disease 2019) pandemic has highlighted the need for alternative modalities to connect with outpatients beyond in-person clinic visits. In the present study, we evaluated the feasibility of a telephone-based teleconsultation cardiology service and compared the use of testing and outcomes between teleconsultation and traditional in-office consultations
The study took place prior to the COVID-19 pandemic July 2019 to March 2020. Consult lists were reviewed by a cardiologist for patients appropriate for teleconsultation. Those patients were contacted directly and, if agreeable, a consultation was completed and any required testing was arranged. A series of patients seen in the clinic, matched for a reason for consultation and consulting a cardiologist, were compared in terms of testing frequency and outcomes.
Of 157 patients who felt appropriate for teleconsultation, 100 (63.7%) were successfully contacted and a teleconsultation was completed. Comparing patients undergoing teleconsultation with a matched series of patients seen in person in the clinic, there were no significant differences in testing utilization or outcomes, including emergency room or hospital admission within 30 days of consultation or death or adverse cardiac events at six months following consultation.
Telemedicine can be successfully utilized as an alternative to traditional clinic consultation for selected patients needing cardiology consultation. This consultative modality does not appear to lead to utilization of increased testing or decreased quality or patient outcomes. Larger studies are needed to assess this mode of consultation.
August 24, 2021
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The Role of Echocardiography in the Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Current Evidence and Future PerspectivesNovember 17, 2017
Barnidipine Real-Life Efficacy and Tolerability in Arterial Hypertension: Results from Younger and Older Patients in the BASIC-HT StudyNovember 16, 2017
Trends in Stroke-Related Mortality in the ABC Region, São Paulo, Brazil: An Ecological Study Between 1997 and 2012September 30, 2017
Impact of Post-Exodontia Bleeding in Cardiovascular Patients: A New Classification ProposalSeptember 30, 2017
Validation of the EuroSCORE II in a Greek Cardiac Surgical Population: A Prospective StudyJanuary 24, 2017
Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction in Humans: Tale or Myth