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Circulation. Heart Failure

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087689/rethinking-revascularization-in-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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EDITORIAL
Adam D DeVore, Eric J Velazquez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087688/thirty-years-of-evidence-on-the-efficacy-of-drug-treatments-for-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-network-meta-analysis
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Heather Burnett, Amy Earley, Adriaan A Voors, Michele Senni, John J V McMurray, Celine Deschaseaux, Shannon Cope
BACKGROUND: Treatments that reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), β-blockers (BB), mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRA), and angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitors (ARNI), have not been studied in a head-to-head fashion. This network meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy of these drugs and their combinations regarding all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087687/survival-benefits-of-invasive-versus-conservative-strategies-in-heart-failure-in-patients-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Georg Wolff, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Felicita Andreotti, Michalina Kołodziejczak, Christian Jung, Pietro Scicchitano, Fiorella Devito, Annapaola Zito, Michele Occhipinti, Battistina Castiglioni, Giuseppe Calveri, Francesco Maisano, Marco M Ciccone, Stefano De Servi, Eliano P Navarese
BACKGROUND: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction caused by ischemic heart disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It remains unclear whether revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries benefits or risks in this group of stable patients compared with medical treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a meta-analysis of available studies comparing different methods of revascularization (PCI or CABG) against each other or medical treatment in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40%...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077429/composite-end-points-in-clinical-trials-of-heart-failure-therapy-how-do-we-measure-the-effect-size
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Paul M Brown, Justin A Ezekowitz
Composite end points are popular outcomes in clinical trials of heart failure therapies. For example, a global rank composite is typically analyzed using a Mann-Whitney U test, and the results are summarized by the mean of ranks and a corresponding P value. The mean of ranks is uninformative, and a clinically meaningful estimate of the treatment effect is needed to communicate study results and facilitate an assessment of heterogeneity (the consistency of the effect across outcomes). The probability index is intuitive for clinicians, easy to calculate, and may be applied to various composites...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069686/inoperable-primary-ovarian-carcinoid-led-to-the-progression-of-carcinoid-heart-disease-from-right-sided-to-both-sided-involvement
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Tomonori Tadokoro, Shunsuke Katsuki, Koji Ito, Ken Onitsuka, Atsuhiro Nakashima, Takakazu Sasaguri, Kenji Miyata, Hideo Yamamoto, Masahiro Mohri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069685/associations-of-body-mass-index-with-laboratory-and-biomarkers-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Koen W Streng, Jozine M Ter Maaten, John G Cleland, Christopher M O'Connor, Beth A Davison, Marco Metra, Michael M Givertz, John R Teerlink, Piotr Ponikowski, Daniel M Bloomfield, Howard C Dittrich, Hans L Hillege, Dirk J van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A Voors, Peter van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Plasma concentrations of natriuretic peptides decline with obesity in patients with heart failure. Whether this is true for other biomarkers is unknown. We investigated a wide range of biomarker profiles in acute heart failure across the body mass index (BMI) spectrum. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 48 biomarkers, assessing multiple pathophysiological pathways, were measured in 2033 patients included in PROTECT (Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study of the Selective A1 Adenosine Receptor Antagonist Rolofylline for Patients Hospitalized With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Volume Overload to Assess Treatment Effect on Congestion and Renal Function), a trial comparing the effects of rolofylline to placebo in patients with acute heart failure...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062539/tissue-expander-as-a-routine-component-of-50cc-total-artificial-heart-implantation-for-bridge-to-transplant
#7
Ryan Avery, Samata R Paidy, Roy Keller, Scott Lick, Richard G Smith, Zain Khalpey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062538/intracardiac-pressures-measured-using-an-implantable-hemodynamic-monitor-relationship-to-mortality-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Michael R Zile, Tom D Bennett, Stephanie El Hajj, Fred J Kueffer, Catalin F Baicu, William T Abraham, Robert C Bourge, Lynne Warner Stevenson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this analysis was to examine whether implantable hemodynamic monitor-derived baseline estimated pulmonary artery diastolic pressure (ePAD) and change from baseline ePAD were independent predictors of all-cause mortality in patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective analysis used data from 3 studies (n=790 patients; 216 deaths). Baseline ePAD was related to mortality using a multivariable model including baseline and demographic data...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062537/effects-of-coping-skills-training-on-quality-of-life-disease-biomarkers-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Andrew Sherwood, James A Blumenthal, Gary G Koch, Benson M Hoffman, Lana L Watkins, Patrick J Smith, Christopher M O'Connor, Kirkwood F Adams, Joseph G Rogers, Carla Sueta, Patricia P Chang, Kristy S Johnson, Jeanne Schwartz, Alan L Hinderliter
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease that compromises patients' quality of life (QoL). Interventions designed to reduce distress and improve disease self-management are needed. We evaluated the efficacy of a telephone-based coping skills training (CST) intervention. METHODS AND RESULTS: This randomized clinical trial involved 180 HF outpatients with reduced ejection fraction. Participants ranged in age from 29 to 87 years (mean=58 years); 27% were women, and 47% were nonwhite...
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039183/spongious-ischemic-myocardium-dealing-with-morphological-criteria-of-noncompaction-cardiomyopathy
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Gonzalo Navarrete, Eduardo Pozo, Pablo Díez-Villanueva, María José Olivera, Paloma Caballero, Luis Jesús Jiménez-Borreguero, Fernando Alfonso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998882/predicting-success-left-ventricular-assist-device-explantation-evaluation-protocol-using-comprehensive-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Johannes Steiner, Stephanie Wiafe, Janice Camuso, Katherine Milley, Luke T Wooster, Cole S Bailey, Sunu S Thomas, David A D'Alessandro, Jose P Garcia, Gregory D Lewis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940496/treatment-of-acute-necrotizing-eosinophilic-myocarditis-with-immunosuppression-and-mechanical-circulatory-support
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Erik Howell, Nicholas Paivanas, Jessica Stern, Himabindu Vidula
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940495/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-new-york-state-trends-outcomes-and-implications-for-patient-selection
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Jaya Batra, Nana Toyoda, Andrew B Goldstone, Shinobu Itagaki, Natalia N Egorova, Joanna Chikwe
BACKGROUND: Utilization of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is expanding despite limited outcome data defining appropriate use. METHODS AND RESULTS: To quantify determinants of early and 1-year survival after ECMO in adult patients, we conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of 1286 patients aged ≥18 years who underwent ECMO in New York State from 2003 to 2014. Median follow-up time was 4.9 months (range, 0-12 months). ECMO utilization increased from 13 patients in 8 hospitals in 2003 to 330 patients in 30 hospitals in 2014...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932533/preoperative-proteinuria-and-reduced-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-renal-replacement-therapy-in-patients-supported-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Veli K Topkara, Ellie J Coromilas, Arthur Reshad Garan, Randall C Li, Francesco Castagna, Douglas L Jennings, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Robert N Sladen, Donna M Mancini, Yoshifumi Naka, Jai Radhakrishnan, Paolo C Colombo
BACKGROUND: Renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) has detrimental effects on quality of life and survival of patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). Current guidelines do not offer a decision-making algorithm for CF-LVAD candidates with poor baseline renal function. Objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with RRT after CF-LVAD implantation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three hundred and eighty-nine consecutive patients underwent contemporary CF-LVAD implantation at the Columbia University Medical Center between January 2004 and August 2015...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927755/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-myocarditis-listed-for-heart-transplantation
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Chantal A ElAmm, Sadeer G Al-Kindi, Guilherme H Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Myocarditis can cause dilated cardiomyopathy resulting in end-stage heart failure requiring advanced therapies. There is little contemporary information on the clinical progression, need for mechanical circulatory support, and outcomes of orthotopic heart transplantation of these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We queried the UNOS database (United Network for Organ Sharing) for all adults listed for orthotopic heart transplantation (2000-2015) with a listed diagnosis of myocarditis...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923806/pedal-edema-as-an-indicator-of-early-heart-failure-in-the-community-prevalence-and-associations-with-cardiac-structure-function-and-natriuretic-peptides-mesa-multiethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Joseph Yeboah, Alain Bertoni, Waqas Qureshi, Shivani Aggarwal, Joao A C Lima, Nadine Kawel-Boehm, David A Bluemke, Sanjiv J Shah
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of pedal edema (PE) and its associations with abnormal cardiac structure/function, natriuretic peptides, and incident heart failure (HF) is unknown, especially in community-dwelling adults without a history of cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: Out of 5004 MESA (Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) participants who had cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, 4196 had complete data and were included in this analysis (3501 for the right ventricle analysis)...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895070/i-forgot-memory-and-medication-adherence-in-heart-failure
#17
EDITORIAL
Barbara Riegel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895069/association-between-poorer-cognitive-function-and-reduced-objectively-monitored-medication-adherence-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Mary A Dolansky, Misty A W Hawkins, Julie T Schaefer, Abdus Sattar, John Gunstad, Joseph D Redle, Richard Josephson, Shirley M Moore, Joel W Hughes
BACKGROUND: Subclinical cognitive impairment is prevalent in heart failure (HF); however, its role in important clinical outcomes, such as HF treatment adherence, is unclear. Given the complex polypharmacy in HF treatment, cognitive deficits may be important in predicting medication management. Thus, the objective of the current study was to examine the impact of cognitive function on medication adherence among community-dwelling patients with HF using objective assessments. METHODS AND RESULTS: A prospective observational cohort design of 309 community-dwelling patients with HF (59...
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864304/constrictive-pericarditis-and-protein-losing-enteropathy-is-extremely-severe-hypoalbuminemia-reversible-by-pericardiectomy
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Hidenori Moriyama, Takashi Kohno, Takahiko Nishiyama, Osamu Hattori, Yuichiro Maekawa, Kosuke Yoshida, Mitsushige Murata, Kazuma Okamoto, Motoaki Sano, Hideyuki Shimizu, Keiichi Fukuda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864303/diagnosis-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-outflow-graft-obstruction-using-intravascular-ultrasound
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Hellmuth R Muller Moran, Malek Kass, Amir Ravandi, Shelley Zieroth, S Allan Schaffer, Francisco J Cordova, Zlatko I Pozeg, Rakesh C Arora, Rohit K Singal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Circulation. Heart Failure
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