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Heart Failure Reviews

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332132/redefining-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-heart-failure-trials-expert-consensus-document
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Frank Kramer, Hani N Sabbah, James J Januzzi, Faiez Zannad, J Peter van Tintelen, Erik B Schelbert, Raymond J Kim, Hendrik Milting, Richardus Vonk, Brien Neudeck, Richard Clark, Klaus Witte, Wilfried Dinh, Burkert Pieske, Javed Butler, Mihai Gheorghiade
Heart failure is a growing cardiovascular disease with significant epidemiological, clinical, and societal implications and represents a high unmet need. Strong efforts are currently underway by academic and industrial researchers to develop novel treatments for heart failure. Biomarkers play an important role in patient selection and monitoring in drug trials and in clinical management. The present review gives an overview of the role of available molecular, imaging, and device-derived digital biomarkers in heart failure drug development and highlights capabilities and limitations of biomarker use in this context...
March 23, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317067/pet-cmr-in-heart-failure-synergistic-or-redundant-imaging
#2
REVIEW
Michael A Quail, Albert J Sinusas
Imaging in heart failure (HF) provides data for diagnosis, prognosis and disease monitoring. Both MRI and nuclear imaging techniques have been successfully used for this purpose in HF. Positron Emission Tomography-Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (PET-CMR) is an example of a new multimodality diagnostic imaging technique with potential applications in HF. The threshold for adopting a new diagnostic tool to clinical practice must necessarily be high, lest they exacerbate costs without improving care. New modalities must demonstrate clinical superiority, or at least equivalence, combined with another important advantage, such as lower cost or improved patient safety...
March 20, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303426/the-mechanisms-of-air-pollution-and-particulate-matter-in-cardiovascular-diseases
#3
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Antonella Fiordelisi, Prisco Piscitelli, Bruno Trimarco, Enrico Coscioni, Guido Iaccarino, Daniela Sorriento
Clinical and epidemiological studies demonstrate that short- and long-term exposure to air pollution increases mortality due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Given the increased industrialization and the increased sources of pollutants (i.e., cars exhaust emissions, cigarette smoke, industry emissions, burning of fossil fuels, incineration of garbage), air pollution has become a key public health issue to solve. Among pollutants, the particulate matter (PM) is a mixture of solid and liquid particles which differently affects human health depending on their size (i...
March 16, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281018/primary-palliative-care-for-heart-failure-what-is-it-how-do-we-implement-it
#4
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Laura P Gelfman, Dio Kavalieratos, Winifred G Teuteberg, Anuradha Lala, Nathan E Goldstein
Heart failure (HF) is a chronic and progressive illness, which affects a growing number of adults, and is associated with a high morbidity and mortality, as well as significant physical and psychological symptom burden on both patients with HF and their families. Palliative care is the multidisciplinary specialty focused on optimizing quality of life and reducing suffering for patients and families facing serious illness, regardless of prognosis. Palliative care can be delivered as (1) specialist palliative care in which a palliative care specialist with subspecialty palliative care training consults or co-manages patients to address palliative needs alongside clinicians who manage the underlying illness or (2) as primary palliative care in which the primary clinician (such as the internist, cardiologist, cardiology nurse, or HF specialist) caring for the patient with HF provides the essential palliative domains...
March 9, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281017/heart-transplantation-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
#5
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Matthew Sousa, Gregory Monohan, Navin Rajagopalan, Alla Grigorian, Maya Guglin
"Cardiac amyloidosis" is the term commonly used to reflect the deposition of abnormal protein amyloid in the heart. This process can result from several different forms, most commonly from light-chain (AL) amyloidosis and transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis, which in turn can represent wild-type (ATTRwt) or genetic form. Regardless of the origin, cardiac involvement is usually associated with poor prognosis, especially in AL amyloidosis. Although several treatment options, including chemotherapy, exist for different forms of the disease, cardiac transplantation is increasingly considered...
March 9, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229273/effect-of-exercise-on-diastolic-function-in-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
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M J Pearson, S F Mungovan, N A Smart
Diastolic dysfunction contributes to the development and progression of heart failure. Conventional echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging are widely utilised in clinical research providing a number of indices of diastolic function valuable in the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure patients. The aim of this meta-analysis was to quantify the effect of exercise training on diastolic function in patients with heart failure. Exercise training studies that investigate different indices of diastolic function in patients with heart failure have reported that exercise training improves diastolic function in these patients...
February 23, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229272/prophylactic-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-heart-failure-the-growing-evidence-for-all-or-primum-non-nocere-for-some
#7
REVIEW
Khang-Li Looi, Nigel Lever, Anthony Tang, Sharad Agarwal
Heart failure (HF) is a common health problem and has reached epidemic in many western countries. Despite the current era of HF treatment, the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in HF remains significant. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) support has been shown to reduce the risk of SCD in patients with HF and impaired left ventricular function. Prophylactic ICD implantation in HF patients seems a logical step to reduce mortality through a reduction in SCD. However, ICD implantation is an invasive procedure, and both short- and long-term complications can occur...
February 23, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217818/psychosocial-needs-and-interventions-for-heart-failure-patients-and-families-receiving-palliative-care-support-a-systematic-review
#8
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John G Cagle, Morgan Bunting, Anne Kelemen, Joonyup Lee, Dorothy Terry, Ryan Harris
Although diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in the USA, palliative care research has largely focused on populations of cancer patients. However, a diagnosis of heart failure differs substantially than that of cancer. They differ in terms of signs and symptoms, disease trajectories, treatment options, stigma, and prognosis. Additionally, the populations affected by these differing illnesses are also unique in a number of fundamental ways. Based on these differences, it is reasonable to hypothesize that palliative care patients with heart failure, and their families, have a distinct set of psychosocial needs...
February 20, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191605/integrating-palliative-care-into-routine-care-of-patients-with-heart-failure-models-for-clinical-collaboration
#9
REVIEW
Warren H Lewin, Kristen G Schaefer
Heart failure (HF) affects nearly 5.7 million Americans and is described as a chronic incurable illness carrying a poor prognosis. Patients living with HF experience significant symptoms including dyspnea, pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. As the illness advances into later stages, symptoms become more intense and refractory to standard treatments, leading to recurrent acute-care utilization and contributing to poor quality of life. Advanced HF symptoms have been described to be as burdensome, if not more than, those in cancer populations...
February 13, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164253/heart-failure-in-the-elderly-ten-peculiar-management-considerations
#10
Feras Bader, Bassam Atallah, Lisa F Brennan, Rola H Rimawi, Mohammed E Khalil
Chronic heart failure (HF) is a disease with significantly higher prevalence in the elderly or patients older than 65 years old. Typically, older patients have more risk factors for HF, more comorbidities, and are more likely to have recurrent admissions for acute decompensations. With HF burden on health care systems primarily related to hospital and nursing home costs, it is critical that elderly patients are approached with a clear understanding of certain unique clinical, laboratory, imaging, and pharmacokinetic differences that can alter their management and outcomes...
February 6, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160116/family-caregiving-for-persons-with-heart-failure-at-the-intersection-of-heart-failure-and-palliative-care-a-state-of-the-science-review
#11
J Nicholas Dionne-Odom, Stephanie A Hooker, David Bekelman, Deborah Ejem, Gwen McGhan, Lisa Kitko, Anna Strömberg, Rachel Wells, Meka Astin, Zehra Gok Metin, Gisella Mancarella, Salpy V Pamboukian, Lorraine Evangelista, Harleah G Buck, Marie A Bakitas
Many of the 23 million individuals with heart failure (HF) worldwide receive daily, unpaid support from a family member or friend. Although HF and palliative care practice guidelines stipulate that support be provided to family caregivers, the evidence base to guide care for this population has not been comprehensively assessed. In order to appraise the state-of-the-science of HF family caregiving and recommend areas for future research, the aims of this review were to summarize (1) how caregivers influence patients, (2) the consequences of HF for caregivers, and (3) interventions directed at HF caregivers...
February 4, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105542/hospice-in-heart-failure-why-when-and-what-then
#12
Jeffrey L Spiess
Hospice is a model of care for patients nearing the end of their lives that emphasizes symptom management, quality of life (QOL), and support of the patient and caregiving family through the death of the patient and the family's bereavement. It is associated with high patient and caregiver satisfaction and appears to not shorten lifespan for appropriately referred patients. Patients with advanced heart failure are being referred to hospice care more often than in the past, but the majority of deaths occur without this benefit...
January 20, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255866/heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-and-skeletal-muscle-physiology
#13
REVIEW
Stephen D Farris, Farid Moussavi-Harami, April Stempien-Otero
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) accounts for half of all heart failure in the USA, increases in prevalence with aging, and has no effective therapies. Intriguingly, the pathophysiology of HFpEF has many commonalities with the aged cardiovascular system including reductions in diastolic compliance, chronotropic defects, increased resistance in the peripheral vasculature, and poor energy substrate utilization. Decreased exercise capacity is a cardinal symptom of HFpEF. However, its severity is often out of proportion to changes in cardiac output...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150111/spect-and-pet-in-ischemic-heart-failure
#14
George Angelidis, Gregory Giamouzis, Georgios Karagiannis, Javed Butler, Ioannis Tsougos, Varvara Valotassiou, George Giannakoulas, Nikolaos Dimakopoulos, Andrew Xanthopoulos, John Skoularigis, Filippos Triposkiadis, Panagiotis Georgoulias
Heart failure is a common clinical syndrome associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of heart failure, at least in the industrialized countries. Proper diagnosis of the syndrome and management of patients with heart failure require anatomical and functional information obtained through various imaging modalities. Nuclear cardiology techniques play a main role in the evaluation of heart failure. Myocardial single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with thallium-201 or technetium-99 m labelled tracers offer valuable data regarding ventricular function, myocardial perfusion, viability, and intraventricular synchronism...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091824/exercise-capacity-physical-activity-and-morbidity
#15
Danielle L Brunjes, Peter J Kennel, P Christian Schulze
Muscle weakness and atrophy are key characteristics of the aging adult but can also be found in chronically ill patients with heart failure, cancer, renal failure, and chronic infectious diseases all associated with an accelerated level of muscle dysfunction. Reduced physical activity levels and exercise intolerance increase muscle loss and decrease quality of life in both the aging and heart failure populations. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the effects of aging and heart failure on skeletal muscle function and how exercise training can improve long-term outcomes associated with skeletal muscle dysfunction...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091823/skeletal-muscle-inflammation-and-atrophy-in-heart-failure
#16
Kory J Lavine, Oscar L Sierra
Heart failure represents a systemic disease with profound effects on multiple peripheral tissues including skeletal muscle. Within the context of heart failure, perturbations in skeletal muscle physiology, structure, and function strongly contribute to exercise intolerance and the morbidity of this devastating disease. There is growing evidence that chronic heart failure imparts specific pathological changes within skeletal muscle beds resulting in muscle dysfunction and tissue atrophy. Mechanistically, systemic and local inflammatory responses drive critical aspects of this pathology...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815651/skeletal-muscle-bioenergetics-in-aging-and-heart-failure
#17
Sophia Z Liu, David J Marcinek
Changes in mitochondrial capacity and quality play a critical role in skeletal and cardiac muscle dysfunction. In vivo measurements of mitochondrial capacity provide a clear link between physical activity and mitochondrial function in aging and heart failure, although the cause and effect relationship remains unclear. Age-related decline in mitochondrial quality leads to mitochondrial defects that affect redox, calcium, and energy-sensitive signaling by altering the cellular environment that can result in skeletal muscle dysfunction independent of reduced mitochondrial capacity...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392715/peripheral-vascular-function-oxygen-delivery-and-utilization-the-impact-of-oxidative-stress-in-aging-and-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#18
REVIEW
D Walter Wray, Markus Amann, Russell S Richardson
The aging process appears to be a precursor to many age-related diseases, perhaps the most impactful of which is cardiovascular disease (CVD). Heart disease, a manifestation of CVD, is the leading cause of death in the USA, and heart failure (HF), a syndrome that develops as a consequence of heart disease, now affects almost six million American. Importantly, as this is an age-related disease, this number is likely to grow along with the ever-increasing elderly population. Hallmarks of the aging process and HF patients with a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) include exercise intolerance, premature fatigue, and limited oxygen delivery and utilization, perhaps as a consequence of diminished peripheral vascular function...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27000754/diaphragm-abnormalities-in-heart-failure-and-aging-mechanisms-and-integration-of-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-pathophysiology
#19
Rachel C Kelley, Leonardo F Ferreira
Inspiratory function is essential for alveolar ventilation and expulsive behaviors that promote airway clearance (e.g., coughing and sneezing). Current evidence demonstrates that inspiratory dysfunction occurs during healthy aging and is accentuated by chronic heart failure (CHF). This inspiratory dysfunction contributes to key aspects of CHF and aging cardiovascular and pulmonary pathophysiology including: (1) impaired airway clearance and predisposition to pneumonia; (2) inability to sustain ventilation during physical activity; (3) shallow breathing pattern that limits alveolar ventilation and gas exchange; and (4) sympathetic activation that causes cardiac arrhythmias and tissue vasoconstriction...
March 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904993/molecular-mechanisms-of-heart-failure-insights-from-drosophila
#20
Shasha Zhu, Zhe Han, Yan Luo, Yulin Chen, Qun Zeng, Xiushan Wu, Wuzhou Yuan
Heart failure places an enormous burden on health and economic systems worldwide. It is a complex disease that is profoundly influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Neither the molecular mechanisms underlying heart failure nor effective prevention strategies are fully understood. Fortunately, relevant aspects of human heart failure can be experimentally studied in tractable model animals, including the fruit fly, Drosophila, allowing the in vivo application of powerful and sophisticated molecular genetic and physiological approaches...
January 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
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