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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804855/human-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-versus-feline-cardiomyopathy-what-can-we-learn-from-both-veterinary-and-human-medicine
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Valentine Prat, Bertrand Rozec, Chantal Gauthier, Benjamin Lauzier
Cardiovascular affections are a growing health burden in human populations. Recent advances in cardiology have improved treatments and outcomes for myocardial infarction and arrhythmias, but other conditions still remain poorly understood. To date, the classical approach to study cardiovascular diseases involves rodent models, despite their strong differences with human cardiac physiology. In this context, this review will focus on the common traits between human and feline cardiac diseases, namely heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and feline cardiomyopathies, respectively...
August 14, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762019/epicardial-adipose-tissue-as-a-metabolic-transducer-role-in-heart-failure-and-coronary-artery-disease
#2
REVIEW
Vaibhav B Patel, Saumya Shah, Subodh Verma, Gavin Y Oudit
Obesity and diabetes are strongly associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disorders including dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, hypertension, and heart failure. Adipose tissue is identified as a complex endocrine organ, which by exerting a wide array of regulatory functions at the cellular, tissue and systemic levels can have profound effects on the cardiovascular system. Different terms including "epicardial," "pericardial," and "paracardial" have been used to describe adipose tissue deposits surrounding the heart...
July 31, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736789/spiritual-distress-and-spiritual-care-in-advanced-heart-failure
#3
REVIEW
Ronald Gillilan, Sameena Qawi, Audrey J Weymiller, Christina Puchalski
As patients face serious and chronic illness, they are confronted with the realities of dying. Spiritual and existential issues are particularly prominent near the end of life and can result in significant distress. It is critical that healthcare professionals know how to address patients' and families' spiritual concerns, diagnose spiritual distress and attend to the deep suffering of patients in a way that can result in a better quality of life for patients and families. Tools such as the FICA spiritual history tool help clinicians invite patients and families to share their spiritual or existential concerns as well as sources of hope and meaning which can help them cope better with their illness...
July 24, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733912/failing-better-a-new-paradigm-of-care
#4
EDITORIAL
Hunter Groninger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 22, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733911/effects-of-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-depression-in-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Kishaan Jeyanantham, Dipak Kotecha, Devsaagar Thanki, Rebecca Dekker, Deirdre A Lane
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) on depression, quality of life, hospitalisations and mortality in heart failure patients. The search strategy was developed for Ovid MEDLINE and modified accordingly to search the following bibliographic databases: PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CENTRAL and CINAHL. Databases were searched from inception to 6 March 2016 for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or observational studies that used CBT in heart failure patients with depression or depressive symptoms...
July 22, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730459/fetal-programming-as-a-predictor-of-adult-health-or-disease-the-need-to-reevaluate-fetal-heart-function
#6
REVIEW
Joana O Miranda, Carla Ramalho, Tiago Henriques-Coelho, José Carlos Areias
Epidemiologic and experimental evidence suggests that adverse stimuli during critical periods in utero permanently alters organ structure and function and may have persistent consequences for the long-term health of the offspring. Fetal hypoxia, maternal malnutrition, or ventricular overloading are among the major adverse conditions that can compromise cardiovascular development in early life. With the heart as a central organ in fetal adaptive mechanisms, a deeper understanding of the fetal cardiovascular physiology and of the echocardiographic tools to assess both normal and stressed pregnancies would give precious information on fetal well-being and hopefully may help in early identification of special risk groups for cardiovascular diseases later in life...
July 20, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721466/the-moge-s-classification-for-cardiomyopathies-current-status-and-future-outlook
#7
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Julian G Westphal, Angelos G Rigopoulos, Constantinos Bakogiannis, Sarah E Ludwig, Sophie Mavrogeni, Boris Bigalke, Torsten Doenst, Matthias Pauschinger, Carsten Tschöpe, P Christian Schulze, Michel Noutsias
Cardiomyopathies are complex diseases of multifactorial pathogenesis and have a high morbidity and mortality. Over the past decades, several revisions of classifications and definitions of cardiomyopathies have been proposed, primarily focusing on the phenotypic characterization of cardiomyopathies. The MOGE(S) classification system published in 2013 encompasses the classification of rapidly growing knowledge on genetic mutations, acquired causes (i.e., intramyocardial inflammation, viral infections), and further conditions involved in the induction of cardiomyopathies (e...
July 19, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714039/current-role-of-echocardiography-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#8
REVIEW
Donato Mele, Matteo Bertini, Michele Malagù, Marianna Nardozza, Roberto Ferrari
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established treatment for patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Patients are usually assessed by echocardiography, which provides a number of anatomical and functional information used for cardiac dyssynchrony assessment, prognostic stratification, identification of the optimal site of pacing in the left ventricle, optimization of the CRT device, and patient follow-up. Compared to other cardiac imaging techniques, echocardiography has the advantage to be non-invasive, repeatable, and safe, without exposure to ionizing radiation or nefrotoxic contrast...
July 17, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702858/effect-of-renin-angiotensin-system-inhibitors-on-mortality-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-cohort-and-randomized-controlled-studies
#9
REVIEW
Hidekatsu Fukuta, Toshihiko Goto, Kazuaki Wakami, Nobuyuki Ohte
Despite the high mortality rate, there is no therapy to improve survival in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) did not show clear mortality benefit of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers) in HFpEF. However, because of the strict enrollment criteria, the patients who participated in these trials might represent a selected group of patients that is poorly representative of patients treated in routine clinical practice...
July 12, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702857/protein-kinase-c-and-cardiac-dysfunction-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Raphael M Singh, Emanuel Cummings, Constantinos Pantos, Jaipaul Singh
Heart failure (HF) is a physiological state in which cardiac output is insufficient to meet the needs of the body. It is a clinical syndrome characterized by impaired ability of the left ventricle to either fill or eject blood efficiently. HF is a disease of multiple aetiologies leading to progressive cardiac dysfunction and it is the leading cause of deaths in both developed and developing countries. HF is responsible for about 73,000 deaths in the UK each year. In the USA, HF affects 5.8 million people and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed annually...
July 12, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695463/effects-of-exercise-training-on-anabolic-and-catabolic-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Chien-Tzu Lee, Ling-Wei Chen, Meng-Yueh Chien
Decreased anabolism because of alterations in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)/growth hormone (GH) axis and increased catabolism induced by proinflammatory cytokines like tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) have been reported to contribute to muscle wasting in chronic heart failure (CHF). However, it is unclear whether exercise training could modulate anabolic and catabolic markers in CHF patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise intervention on anabolic and catabolic markers for patients with CHF...
July 11, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670652/decision-making-in-advanced-heart-failure-bench-bedside-practice-and-policy
#12
REVIEW
Daniel D Matlock, William C McGuire, Molly Magid, Larry Allen
This is an exciting time for patient-centered care. The window of opportunity appears to be open for the medical culture to accept the importance of the patients' values, goals and preferences in guiding medical decisions. Heart failure guidelines are changing to include language around shared decision making for major procedures and end-of-life care. However, while the cultural norms appear to be moving in this direction, the science regarding how to best deliver patient centered care (basic, clinical, delivery, and policy) is still developing...
July 3, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646467/symptom-management-challenges-in-heart-failure-pharmacotherapy-considerations
#13
REVIEW
Diana Stewart, Mary Lynn McPherson
Heart failure is a chronic, progressive illness that is increasing in prevalence in the USA. Patients with advanced heart failure experience a high symptom burden that is comparable to patients with advanced cancer. Palliative care, however, is underutilized in patients with heart failure, and symptoms may go untreated as the disease progresses. A combination of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions should be used to address symptoms and maintain quality of life. While there have been significant advances in evidence-based heart failure treatments in recent years, selection of appropriate palliative medications as symptoms progress is challenging due to limited clinical studies in this patient population...
June 24, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646466/effects-of-catheter-based-renal-denervation-on-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Hidekatsu Fukuta, Toshihiko Goto, Kazuaki Wakami, Nobuyuki Ohte
Despite the recent advances in the management of heart failure, the mortality of heart failure patients remains high. It is of urgent need to develop new therapy for heart failure. Heart failure is characterized by increased sympathetic activity, and chronic sympathetic activation is involved in the maintenance of the pathological state. Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) has emerged as an invasive but safe approach that can reduce sympathetic activation. Studies have reported inconsistent results regarding the effect of RDN in heart failure patients due to limited power with small sample sizes...
June 24, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639006/angiogenic-growth-factors-in-myocardial-infarction-a-critical-appraisal
#15
REVIEW
Hemalatha Thiagarajan, UmaMaheswari Thiyagamoorthy, Iswariya Shanmugham, Gunadharini Dharmalingam Nandagopal, Anbukkarasi Kaliyaperumal
In the recent past, substantial advances have been made in the treatment of myocardial infarction (MI). Despite the impact of these positive developments, MI remains to be a leading cause of morbidity as well as mortality. An interesting hypothesis is that the development of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) or the remodeling of preexisting collaterals may form natural bypasses that could compensate for the occlusion of an epicardial coronary artery. A number of angiogenic factors are proven to be elicited during MI...
June 21, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620744/introduction-to-the-special-issue-myocardial-imaging-in-heart-failure
#16
EDITORIAL
Mouaz H Al-Mallah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601914/left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-as-therapeutic-target-is-it-the-ideal-marker
#17
REVIEW
V Katsi, G Georgiopoulos, A Laina, E Koutli, J Parissis, C Tsioufis, P Nihoyannopoulos, D Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) consists the fastest growing clinical cardiac disease. HF patients are categorized on the basis of underlying left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) into HF with preserved EF (HFpEF), reduced LVEF (HFrEF), and mid-range LVEF (HFmrEF). While LVEF is the most commonly used surrogate marker of left ventricular (LV) systolic function, the implementation of two-dimensional echocardiography in estimating this parameter imposes certain caveats on current HF classification. Most importantly, LVEF could fluctuate in repeated measurements or even recover after treatment, thus blunting the borders between proposed categories of HF and enabling upward classification of patients...
June 10, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589503/promise-of-adeno-associated-virus-as-a-gene-therapy-vector-for-cardiovascular-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Abesh Bera, Dwaipayan Sen
Cardiovascular diseases pose a unique threat to global mortality because it presents as one of the most diverse conglomerations of pathophysiological conditions that can create significant casualty even without straying into its collateral damage. This puts them right beside obesity and cancer in terms of severity. Their pervasive nature and high prevalence prompted biologists to seek newer prophylactic avenues of addressing this global hazard, among which adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy rose to significant prominence...
June 7, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577280/the-role-of-myocardial-viability-in-contemporary-cardiac-practice
#19
REVIEW
Abdelrahman Jamiel, Mohamad Ebid, Amjad M Ahmed, Dalia Ahmed, Mouaz H Al-Mallah
Ischemic heart disease (IHD) remains the single most common cause of death worldwide. Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a major sequel of coronary artery disease. The economic health burden of IHD is substantial. In patients with old myocardial infarction (OMI), the extent of viable myocardium (VM) directly affects the short- and long-term outcome. There is a considerable collection of observational data showing substantial improvement in patients with significant left ventricular dysfunction when the need for revascularization is guided by preoperative assessment of viability and hibernation...
June 3, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577279/role-of-pet-to-evaluate-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction-in-non-ischemic-cardiomyopathies
#20
REVIEW
Paco E Bravo, Marcelo F Di Carli, Sharmila Dorbala
Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) can result from structural and functional abnormalities at the intramural and small coronary vessel level affecting coronary blood flow autoregulation and consequently leading to impaired coronary flow reserve. CMD often co-exists with epicardial coronary artery disease but is also commonly seen in patients with various forms of heart disease, including dilated, hypertrophic, and infiltrative cardiomyopathies. CMD can go unnoticed without any symptoms, or manifest as angina, and/or dyspnea, and contribute to the development of heart failure, and even sudden death especially when co-existing with myocardial fibrosis...
June 3, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
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