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European Journal of Heart Failure

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198133/left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-in-advanced-heart-failure-patient-selection-and-outcomes
#1
REVIEW
Finn Gustafsson, Joseph G Rogers
Despite improvements in pharmacological therapy and pacing, prognosis in advanced heart failure (HF) remains poor, with a 1-year mortality of 25-50%. While heart transplantation provides excellent survival and quality of life for eligible patients, only a few can be offered this treatment due to shortage of donor organs. Implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) technology has improved considerably, and the currently used continuous flow devices may last >10 years in a patient. LVADs are being used increasingly both as bridge-to-transplantation and as destination therapy...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198075/exercise-induced-b-lines-identify-worse-functional-and-prognostic-stage-in-heart-failure-patients-with-depressed-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
#2
Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Anca Simionuc, Dario Gregori, Mario Marzilli, Eugenio Picano
AIMS: Exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) is recommended by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the evaluation of heart failure (HF) patients. Recently, lung ultrasound (LUS) has been proposed for the assessment of extravascular lung water through B-lines. The aim of this study was to assess B-lines during ESE in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Standard transthoracic and LUS evaluation was performed during semi-supine ESE in 103 NYHA class I-III HF patients (76 male; mean age 64 ± 12 years) with depressed LVEF (35 ± 8%)...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198066/breathing-not-properly-in-the-oldest-old-is-brain-natriuretic-peptide-a-poor-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-heart-failure-in-the-elderly
#3
EDITORIAL
Michele Emdin, Alberto Aimo, Claudio Passino, Giuseppe Vergaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198065/cardiac-beta3-adrenergic-receptors-in-the-clinical-arena-the-end-of-the-beginning
#4
EDITORIAL
Jean-Luc Balligand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194841/impaired-left-ventricular-global-longitudinal-strain-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-insights-from-the-relax-trial
#5
Adam D DeVore, Steven McNulty, Fawaz Alenezi, Mads Ersboll, Justin M Vader, Jae K Oh, Grace Lin, Margaret M Redfield, Gregory Lewis, Marc J Semigran, Kevin J Anstrom, Adrian F Hernandez, Eric J Velazquez
BACKGROUND: While abnormal left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) has been described in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), its prevalence and clinical significance are poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients enrolled in the RELAX trial of sildenafil in HFpEF (LV ejection fraction ≥50%) in whom two-dimensional, speckle-tracking LV GLS was possible (n = 187) were analysed. The distribution of LV GLS and its associations with clinical characteristics, LV structure and function, biomarkers, exercise capacity and quality of life were assessed...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176437/prognostic-scores-one-fits-all-reply
#6
LETTER
Siqin Ye, Shunichi Homma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176418/impact-of-qrs-complex-duration-and-morphology-on-left-ventricular-reverse-remodelling-and-left-ventricular-function-improvement-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#7
Pieter van der Bijl, Mand Khidir, Melissa Leung, Bart Mertens, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
AIMS: To evaluate the impact of the interaction of QRS duration and morphology on left ventricular (LV) reverse remodelling and LV functional improvement in heart failure (HF) patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: From an ongoing registry of HF patients treated with CRT according to contemporary guidelines, demographic, clinical, electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic characteristics were analysed. Patients were divided according to QRS duration and morphology: <150 ms vs...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176482/high-density-lipoprotein-associated-paraoxonase-1-activity-for-prediction-of-adverse-outcomes-in-outpatients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#8
Muhammad Hammadah, Andreas P Kalogeropoulos, Vasiliki V Georgiopoulou, Malory Weber, Yuping Wu, Stanley L Hazen, Javed Butler, W H Wilson Tang
AIMS: Decreased arylesterase (ArylE) activity of paraoxonase-1, a HDL-associated protein with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, has been associated with increased risk of cardiac events in patients with ischaemic heart failure (HF). We aim to investigate the prognostic significance of changes in serum ArylE activity over time. METHODS AND RESULTS: We examined the association between baseline and follow-up serum ArylE activity and HF outcomes (death, cardiac transplantation, or ventricular assist device implantation) in 299 patients with HF enrolled in a prospective cohort study from January 2008 to July 2009, with 145 patients having available follow-up levels at 1 year...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176424/the-cost-effectiveness-of-real-time-pulmonary-artery-pressure-monitoring-in-heart-failure-patients-a-european-perspective
#9
Martin R Cowie, Marcus Simon, Liviu Klein, Praveen Thokala
AIMS: Heart failure (HF) treatment guided by physicians with access to real-time pressure measurement from a wireless implantable pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) sensor (CardioMEMS), has previously been shown to reduce HF-related hospital admissions in the CHAMPION trial. However, uncertainty remains regarding the value of CardioMEMS in European health systems where healthcare costs are significantly lower than in the USA. METHODS AND RESULTS: A Markov model was developed to estimate the cost-effectiveness of PAP-guided treatment of HF using the CardioMEMS™ HF system compared with usual care...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176416/association-between-demographic-organizational-clinical-and-socio-economic-characteristics-and-underutilization-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-results-from-the-swedish-heart-failure-registry
#10
Lars H Lund, Frieder Braunschweig, Lina Benson, Marcus Ståhlberg, Ulf Dahlström, Cecilia Linde
AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves outcomes in heart failure (HF) but may be underutilized. The reasons are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We linked the Swedish Heart Failure Registry to national registries with ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision) co-morbidity diagnoses and demographic and socio-economic data. In patients with EF ≤39% and NYHA II-IV, we assessed prevalence of CRT indication and CRT use. In those with CRT indication, we assessed the association between 37 potential baseline covariates and CRT non-use using multivariable generalized estimating equation (GEE) models...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164416/prognostic-scores-one-fits-all
#11
LETTER
Michele Senni, Paolo Ferrero, Attilio Iacovoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133908/a-multimarker-multi-time-point-based-risk-stratification-strategy-in-acute-heart-failure-results-from-the-relax-ahf-trial
#12
Biniyam G Demissei, Gad Cotter, Margaret F Prescott, G Michael Felker, Gerasimos Filippatos, Barry H Greenberg, Peter S Pang, Piotr Ponikowski, Thomas M Severin, Yi Wang, Min Qian, John R Teerlink, Marco Metra, Beth A Davison, Adriaan A Voors
AIMS: We evaluated the added prognostic value of a multi-time point-based multimarker panel of biomarkers in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven circulating biomarkers [NT-proBNP, high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), soluble ST2 (sST2), growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), cystatin-C, galectin-3, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)] were measured at baseline and on days 2, 5, 14, and 60 in 1161 patients enrolled in the RELAX-AHF trial...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133864/urinary-levels-of-novel-kidney-biomarkers-and-risk-of-true-worsening-renal-function-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#13
Mateusz Sokolski, Robert Zymliński, Jan Biegus, Paweł Siwołowski, Sylwia Nawrocka-Millward, John Todd, Malli Rama Yerramilli, Joel Estis, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
AIMS: Recent studies indicate the need to redefine worsening renal function (WRF) in acute heart failure (AHF), linking a rise in creatinine with clinical status to identify patients who develop 'true WRF'. We evaluated the usefulness of serial assessment of urinary levels of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL), kidney injury molecule-1 (uKIM-1), and cystatin C (uCysC) for prediction of 'true WRF'. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 132 patients with AHF, uNGAL, uKIM-1, and uCysC were measured using a highly sensitive immunoassay based on a single-molecule counting technology (Singulex, Alameda, CA, USA) at baseline, day 2, and day 3...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133855/mediterranean-diet-and-risk-of-heart-failure-results-from-the-predimed-randomized-controlled-trial
#14
Angeliki Papadaki, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Angel Alonso-Gómez, Javier Rekondo, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, Emilio Ros, Montse Fitó, Ramon Estruch, José Lapetra, Antonio García-Rodriguez, Miquel Fiol, Lluís Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, Monica Bulló, Mercè Serra-Mir, Jose V Sorlí, Fernando Arós
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) on the incidence of heart failure (HF), a pre-specified secondary outcome in the PREDIMED (PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea) primary nutrition-intervention prevention trial. METHODS AND RESULTS: Participants at high risk of cardiovascular disease were randomly assigned to one of three diets: MedDiet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), MedDiet supplemented with nuts, or a low-fat control diet...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133851/is-sildenafil-neutral-on-cardiopulmonary-performance-in-group-2-pulmonary-hypertension-more-details-for-interpretation
#15
LETTER
Marco Guazzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120365/systematic-vitamin-d-supplementation-and-monitoring-improving-outcomes-in-heart-failure
#16
Damien Gruson, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Konstantinos Makris, Christina Chrysohoou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 24, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105791/the-future-of-pleiotropic-therapy-in-heart-failure-lessons-from-the-benefits-of-exercise-training-on-endothelial-function
#17
REVIEW
Gilles W De Keulenaer, Vincent F M Segers, Faiez Zannad, Dirk L Brutsaert
A novel generation of drugs is introduced in the treatment of heart failure (HF). These drugs, including phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, guanylate cyclase stimulators and activators, share the feature that their action is either endothelial-mediated or substitutes for endothelial pathways, in particular the nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway, thereby influencing homeostatic balances in virtually each organ system in a pleiotropic fashion. Unfortunately, recent clinical trials with some of these drugs have shown disappointing results, at least in the setting of HF with a preserved ejection fraction...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105769/renal-tubular-resistance-is-the-primary-driver-for-loop-diuretic-resistance-in-acute-heart-failure
#18
Jozine M Ter Maaten, Veena S Rao, Jennifer S Hanberg, F Perry Wilson, Lavanya Bellumkonda, Mahlet Assefa, J Sam Broughton, Julie D'Ambrosi, W H Wilson Tang, Kevin Damman, Adriaan A Voors, David H Ellison, Jeffrey M Testani
BACKGROUND: Loop diuretic resistance is a common barrier to effective decongestion in acute heart failure (AHF), and is associated with poor outcome. Specific mechanisms underlying diuretic resistance are currently unknown in contemporary AHF patients. We therefore aimed to determine the relative importance of defects in diuretic delivery vs. renal tubular response in determining diuretic response (DR) in AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty AHF patients treated with intravenous bumetanide underwent a 6-h timed urine collection for sodium and bumetanide clearance...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105765/phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-trading-therapy-for-prevention
#19
EDITORIAL
Marco Guazzi, Loek van Heerebeek, Walter J Paulus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101964/patient-outcome-after-implant-of-a-cardioverter-defibrillator-in-the-real-world-the-key-role-of-co-morbidities
#20
EDITORIAL
Giuseppe Boriani, Vincenzo Livio Malavasi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
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