Effectiveness and Acceptability of a Mobile Phone Text Messaging Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure Control (TEXT4BP) Among Patients with Hypertension in Nepal: A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

1Buna Bhandari, 1Padmanesan Narasimhan, 1 Rohan Jayasuriya, 3Abhinav Vaidhya, 1Alta E Schutte 1The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; 2Central Department of Public Health, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal; 3Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal Background: The burden of hypertension is escalating globally, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in South-East Asia…

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Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment in Renal Transplant Candidates

1Adam Ahmed, 1Ahmed Suliman, 2Abdelhadi Elsayed, 3Shaima Ahmed, 4Sarah Osman 1Cardiology Research Unit, Shaab Teaching Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan; 2Department of physiology,neuroscience and behavioral science,St. Georges University Grenada; 3Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan; 4Department of Anatomy,University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan Background: Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality for wait-listed kidney transplant…

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Implementation of a Remote Monitoring Device Clinic – The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Experience

1Karen Mccutchon, 1Khalid Almuti, 1Mohamed Aljaabari, 1Sara Da Costa, 1Ana Gancinho, 1Raquel Pais 1Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Background: Remote monitoring (RM) for Cardiac Implanted Electronic Devices (CIED) is a Class 1A recommendation.  Incorporation of RM into CIED management allows for early detection of actionable arrhythmias and device abnormalities.  It also…

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Patients Experience of Cardiovascular OPD in COVID-19 Era

1Mustajab Mujtaba, 1Sapna, 2Muhammad Faisal Khanzada, 1Danish Qayyum, 1Tahir Saghir 1National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Karachi, Pakistan; 2Dow Institute of Cardiology, Karachi, Pakistan Background: World is facing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic since December 2019. [1, 2]. COVID-19 has significantly decreased the influx of patients presenting with cardiovascular diseases at hospitals. The aim of this study…

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Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Factors among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients and their Impact on Outcome – A Retrospective Observational Study

1N.U.A. Dissanayake, 1K.D.F.S. Kirihettiliyana, 1M.D.Y.  Madhurika, 2, B. M. Indika Gunawardana, 1Gamini Galappatthy 1Colombo East Base Hospital – Mulleriyawa, Colombo, Sri Lanka; 2Ministry of Health- Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka; 3National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) a strain of…

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Correlation and Prognostic Significance of Electrocardiography, Echocardiography and Troponin in Patients Admitted with NSTEMI

1Dileep Kumar, 1Tahir Saghir, 1Kamran Ahmed Khan, 1Muhammad Naeem Mengal, 1Khalid Naseeb, 1Khalid Bhatti, 1Musa Karim, 1Nadeem Qamar 1National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan Background: Non ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is a clinical condition characterized by typical symptoms of myocardial ischemia along with electrocardiographic changes and a positive value of troponin.…

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Incidence and Predictors of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation after Trans Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) – NICVD Experience

1Maqsood Alam, 1Ghazala Irfan, 1Ali Ammar, 1Perveen Akhter, 1Kanwal Amir, 1Tahir Saghir 1National institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan Introduction: The aim of the study is to evaluate the incidence and predictors of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation in patients undergoing Transaortic valve implantation (TAVI). This was an observational study conducted at the National Institute of…

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Vitamin D Deficiency among Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome Attending at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

1Prahlad Karki, 1Richa Nepal, 1Surendra Uraw, 1Madhab Lamsal 1B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences(BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal) Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is an emerging risk factor for developing cardiovascular diseases. So far there is sparse information about status of Vitamin D among patients with cardiovascular disease in Nepalese settings. This study aims to find out the prevalence…

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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) and Ventriculo-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (VA ECMO) Usage Prior to Heart Transplantation- A study of 41 cases from India

1Ravikumar R, 1Balakrishnan R Komarakshi, 1Suresh  Rao Kg, 1Anitha Chandrasekhar, 1Muralikrishna T 1MGM Hospital, Chennai, India Background: Heart Transplantation is a Cadaver Donor  dependent  Time sensitive Procedure with Availability of Transplant Donor vis a vis  Urgent requirement for a Sick Heart failure patient is extremely Time Variable and Uncertain. The Mortality in waitlisted patients is…

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Machine Learning Based Diagnosis of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction among South Asian Patients

1Ananya Achanta, 1Abhiram Cherukupalli, 1Sudhakar Potukuchi, 1Raghu Cherukupalli 1Aster-Prime Hospitals, Hyderabad, India Background: Diagnosis of Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) remains challenging even for an astute clinician with the current diagnostic tests, algorithms and scoring systems. The use of Machine Learning (ML) in cardiovascular research has expanded exponentially in recent years. In this…

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