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Journal of Cardiac Failure

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315399/truncating-titin-ttn-variants-in-chemotherapy-induced-cardiomyopathy
#1
M Linschoten, A J Teske, A F Baas, A Vink, D Dooijes, H F Baars, F W Asselbergs
Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy (CCMP) is a complication of chemotherapy treatment occurring in 9% of patients treated with anthracyclines. Currently, risk stratification is based on clinical risk factors that do not adequately explain the variable individual susceptibility. This points towards the presence of other determinants. In this case series, we describe two women with breast cancer that developed severe heart failure within months after chemotherapy. Genetic screening revealed truncating frameshift mutations in TTN, encoding the myofilament titin, in both women...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284757/c-kit-positive-cardiac-stem-cells-and-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-synergistically-enhance-angiogenesis-and-improve-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-in-a-paracrine-manner
#2
Luer Bao, Qingshu Meng, Yuan Li, Shengqiong Deng, Zuoren Yu, Zhongmin Liu, Lin Zhang, Huimin Fan
BACKGROUND: Stem cell transplantation offers a promising treatment for heart failure. Recent studies show that both c-kit positive cardiac stem cells (CSCs) and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are good candidates for stem cell therapy to treat heart failure. However, the exact mechanism of stem cell therapy in improving cardiac function of ischemic cardiomyopathy is not fully known. Our objective was to test our hypothesis that CSCs and/or BM-MSCs repair the damaged heart by boosting post-myocardial infarction (MI) angiogenesis in a paracrine manner...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284756/feasibility-and-association-of-neurohumoral-blocker-uptitration-following-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#3
Pieter Martens, Frederik H Verbrugge, Petra Nijst, Philippe Pb Bertrand, Matthias Dupont, Wilson Wh Tang, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves mortality and morbidity on top of optimal medical therapy in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). This study aims to elucidate the association between neurohumoral blocker uptitration following CRT-implantation and clinical outcome. METHODS & RESULTS Doses of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) and beta-blockers were retrospectively evaluated in 650 consecutive CRT patients implanted between October 2008 and August 2015 and followed in a tertiary multi-disciplinary CRT clinic...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235569/what-can-we-learn-from-children
#4
EDITORIAL
April Stempien-Otero, Stephen Farris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235568/effect-of-oral-nitrates-on-all-cause-mortality-and-hospitalization-in-heart-failure-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-propensity-matched-analysis
#5
Dilek Ural, Aysen Şimşek Kandemir, Kurtuluş Karaüzüm, Canan Baydemir, İrem Yılmaz Karaüzüm, Serdar Bozyel, Güliz Kozdağ, Ayşen Ağaçdiken Ağır
BACKGROUND: - Hydralazine-nitrates combination is recommended for systolic heart failure (HFrEF) patients who are symptomatic despite guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT). Use of nitrates alone for this indication is not well-established. This study aims to evaluate the effect of oral nitrates on all-cause mortality and hospitalization in HFrEF patients using GDMT. METHODS AND RESULTS: -Nitrates prescription at discharge and its association with all-cause mortality and HF hospitalization were examined in a propensity-matched analysis of 648 HFrEF patients followed-up for a median 56 months time...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223194/heart-failure-is-not-going-anywhere-good-news-bad-news
#6
EDITORIAL
Paul J Hauptman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219773/acute-effects-of-multi-site-biventricular-pacing-are-two-leads-really-better-than-one
#7
EDITORIAL
Ali Mehdirad, Charles Love
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232047/participation-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-among-patients-with-heart-failure
#8
Linda G Park, David W Schopfer, Ning Zhang, Hui Shen, Mary A Whooley
BACKGROUND: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is linked to reduced mortality and morbidity, including improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, psychosocial state, and quality of life in patients with heart failure (HF). However, little is known about CR utilization among patients with HF. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine (a) the proportion of patients with HF who participated in CR and (b) patient characteristics associated with participation. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted with the use of national data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Veterans Health Administration...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212824/individualized-risk-estimates-from-population-data-should-we-stop-creating-models-and-start-engaging-patients
#9
EDITORIAL
Michael E Nassif, Timothy J Fendler, John A Spertus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232046/nt-probnp-guided-therapy-in-chronic-heart-failure-reduces-repeated-hospitalizations-results-from-time-chf
#10
Nasser Davarzani, Sandra Sanders-van Wijk, Joël Karel, Micha T Maeder, Gregor Leibundgut, Marc Gutmann, Matthias E Pfisterer, Peter Rickenbacher, Ralf Peeters, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca
BACKGROUND: Although heart failure (HF) patients are known to experience repeated hospitalizations, most studies only evaluated time-to-first event. N-terminal Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP)-guided therapy has not convincingly been shown to improve HF-specific outcomes, and effects on recurrent all-cause hospitalization are uncertain. Therefore, we investigated the effect of NT-proBNP-guided therapy on recurrent events in HF, using a time-between-events approach in a hypothesis generating analysis...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126497/acute-effects-of-multisite-biventricular-pacing-on-dyssynchrony-and-hemodynamics-in-canines-with-heart-failure
#11
Qiong Qiu, Li Yang, Jing-Ting Mai, Ying Yang, Yong Xie, Yang-Xin Chen, Jing-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Multisite biventricular pacing(MSP) has been proposed as an alternative strategy to improve the efficiency of conventional biventricular pacing(BVP), but its utility remains unclear. This study sought to investigate whether MSP induced better synchrony and hemodynamic effects in canines with heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: After 3 weeks' rapid right ventricular pacing(RVP), 7 canines were sutured with 4 left ventricular(LV) leads on anterior, lateral, posterior and apical wall, and followed by MSP and BVP...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115291/reevaluating-modality-of-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-resynchronization-therapy-relevance-of-heart-rate-adaptive-pacing
#12
Livia Goldraich, Heather J Ross, Farid Foroutan, Michael Walker, Juarez Braga, Michael A McDonald
BACKGROUND: Chronotropic incompetence (CI) in heart failure (HF) patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and activity sensors may vary according to exercise modality. We hypothesized that chronotropic response and exercise capacity differ when HF patients with CRT and heart rate (HR) adaptive pacing are exercised on cycloergometer versus treadmill. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a crossover study in which stable HF patients with CRT and HR-adaptive pacing triggered by activity sensors underwent maximal symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing on both a cycloergometer and treadmill...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111226/understanding-the-epidemiology-of-heart-failure-to-improve-management-practices-an-asia-pacific-perspective
#13
REVIEW
Jeyamalar Rajadurai, Hung-Fat Tse, Chao-Hung Wang, Ning-I Yang, Jingmin Zhou, David Sim
Heart failure (HF) is a major global healthcare problem with an estimated prevalence of approximately 26 million. In Asia-Pacific regions, HF is associated with a significant socioeconomic burden and high rates of hospital admission. Epidemiological data that could help to improve management approaches to address this burden in Asia-Pacific regions are limited, but suggest patients with HF in the Asia-Pacific are younger and have more severe signs and symptoms of HF than those of Western countries. However, local guidelines are based largely on the European Society of Cardiology and American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines, which draw their evidence from studies where Western patients form the major demographic and patients from the Asia-Pacific region are underrepresented...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104534/reflection-magnitude-a-measure-of-arterial-stiffness-predicts-incident-heart-failure-in-men-but-not-women-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis-mesa
#14
Rebecca C Chester, Jeff A Gornbein, W Gregory Hundley, Preethi Srikanthan, Karol E Watson, Tamara Horwich
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is a risk factor for heart failure (HF) and is higher in women. Our objective was to investigate sex differences between arterial stiffness and incident HF in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) population. METHODS AND RESULTS: Applanation tonometry from 5959 participants (52.8% women) was used to calculate augmentation index (AIx), pulse pressure amplification (PPA), and reflection magnitude (RM). Sex-specific risk of HF was assessed with the use of a competing-risk regression model...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069474/heart-failure-in-late-pregnancy-and-postpartum-incidence-and-long-term-mortality-in-sweden-from-1997-to-2010
#15
Anders Barasa, Annika Rosengren, Tatiana Zverkova Sandström, Lars Ladfors, Maria Schaufelberger
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) in late pregnancy and postpartum (HFPP), of which peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) constitutes the larger part, is still a rare occurrence in Sweden. Population-based data are scarce. Our aim was to characterize HFPP and determine the incidence and mortality in a Swedish cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through merging data from the National Inpatient, Cause of Death, and Medical Birth Registries, we identified ICD-10 codes for HF and cardiomyopathy within 3 months before delivery to 6 months postpartum...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069473/high-intensity-training-improves-global-and-segmental-strains-in-severe-congestive-heart-failure
#16
Yair Blumberg, Offir Ertracht, Itai Gershon, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Tali Reuveni, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: High intensity training (HIT) is superior to moderate aerobic training (MAT) for improving quality of life in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has recently been suggested for estimation of left ventricle global and regional function. AIMS: We evaluated the utility of STE for characterizing differences in cardiac function following MAT or HIT in a CHF rat model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following baseline physiological assessment, CHF was induced by coronary artery ligation in Sprague-Dawley rats...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126498/pulmonary-hypertension-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-still-numerous-unanswered-questions
#17
EDITORIAL
Ronald Zolty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115290/should-we-be-more-interested-in-the-question-or-the-answer
#18
EDITORIAL
Peter Buttrick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111225/social-media-and-heart-failure-can-we-diurese-off-the-noise
#19
EDITORIAL
R Jay Widmer, Farris K Timimi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087427/gender-difference-in-the-association-between-aortic-pulse-pressure-and-left-ventricular-filling-pressure-in-the-elderly-an-invasive-hemodynamic-study
#20
Kyung-Jin Kim, Hack-Lyoung Kim, Min Jeong Kim, Chi-Hoon Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Woo-Young Chung, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine the association between aortic pulse pressure (APP) and left ventricular (LV) filling pressure in the elderly of both genders. METHODS: A total of 211 stable elderly subjects (age ≥65 years, mean age 72.1 ± 5.2 years, 53.6% women) who underwent invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for the evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) were prospectively investigated. APP was measured in the ascending aorta using a pigtail catheter immediately before ICA...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
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