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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767459/long-term-effects-of-patiromer-for-hyperkalaemia-treatment-in-patients-with-mild-heart-failure-and-diabetic-nephropathy-on-angiotensin-converting-enzymes-angiotensin-receptor-blockers-results-from-amethyst-dn
#1
Bertram Pitt, George L Bakris, Matthew R Weir, Mason W Freeman, Mitja Lainscak, Martha R Mayo, Dahlia Garza, Rezi Zawadzki, Lance Berman, David A Bushinsky
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in heart failure (HF) increases the risk of hyperkalaemia (HK), limiting angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) use. Patiromer is a sodium-free, non-absorbed potassium binder approved for HK treatment. We retrospectively evaluated patiromer's long-term safety and efficacy in HF patients from AMETHYST-DN. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with Type 2 diabetes, CKD, and HK [baseline serum potassium >5...
May 16, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757498/clinical-determinants-of-successful-weaning-from-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-patients-with-fulminant-myocarditis
#2
Manabu Matsumoto, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yuichi Nakamura, Takeshi Nakatani, Toshiyuki Nagai, Tomoaki Kanaya, Shoji Kawakami, Satoshi Honda, Yu Kataoka, Seiko Nakajima, Osamu Seguchi, Masanobu Yanase, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Kengo Kusano, Toshihisa Anzai, Teruo Noguchi, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Satoshi Yasuda
AIMS: Patients with fulminant myocarditis (FM) often present with cardiogenic shock and require mechanical circulatory support, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation. This study sought to clarify the determinants of successful weaning from ECMO in FM patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 37 consecutive FM patients supported by ECMO as the initial form of mechanical circulatory support between January 1995 and December 2014 in our hospital...
May 14, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757497/effectiveness-of-a-transition-plan-at-discharge-of-patients-hospitalized-with-heart-failure-a-before-and-after-study
#3
Antoine Garnier, Nathalie Rouiller, David Gachoud, Carole Nachar, Pierre Voirol, Anne-Claude Griesser, Marc Uhlmann, Gérard Waeber, Olivier Lamy
AIMS: We evaluated the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary transition plan to reduce early readmission among heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a before-and-after study in a tertiary internal medicine department, comparing 3 years of retrospective data (pre-intervention) and 13 months of prospective data (intervention period). Intervention was the introduction in 2013 of a transition plan performed by a multidisciplinary team. We included all consecutive patients hospitalized with symptomatic heart failure and discharged to home...
May 14, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745463/therapeutic-implications-of-a-combined-diagnostic-workup-including-endomyocardial-biopsy-in-an-all-comer-population-of-patients-with-heart-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
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Efthymios Sotiriou, Susanne Heiner, Thomas Jansen, Moritz Brandt, Kai Helge Schmidt, Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Tilman Emrich, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Eberhard Schulz, Thomas Münzel, Philip Wenzel
BACKGROUND: Aetiology of heart failure (HF) often remains obscure. We therefore evaluated the usefulness of a combined diagnostic approach including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) and endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) to assess the cause of unexplained cardiomyopathy underlying HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively investigated 100 consecutive patients (36% women, mean age 53.6 ± 18.8 years) presenting with unexplained cardiomyopathy (HF with reduced ejection fraction or left ventricular hypertrophy; excluding ischaemic and valvular heart disease; left ventricular ejection fraction 31...
May 10, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741282/restrictive-cardiomyopathy-an-unusual-phenotype-of-a-lamin-a-variant
#5
Mark S Paller, Cindy M Martin, Mary Ella Pierpont
Most individuals with cardiomyopathy associated with variants of the LMNA (lamin A) gene present with cardiac conduction abnormalities followed by dilated cardiomyopathy and cardiac failure; some also have skeletal muscle weakness. In this report, an individual with restrictive cardiomyopathy presenting with conduction defects followed by cardiac dysfunction of a restrictive nature eventually requiring cardiac transplantation is described. Subsequently, progressive skeletal muscle weakness became evident. The finding of a new LMNA pathologic gene variant in this patient increases the options for genetic testing of individuals with restrictive cardiomyopathy...
May 9, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676043/mitral-valve-interventions-in-heart-failure
#6
REVIEW
Daniel Lavall, Andreas Hagendorff, Stephan H Schirmer, Michael Böhm, Michael A Borger, Ulrich Laufs
Secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) results from left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction. Quantification of secondary MR is challenging because of the underlying myocardial disease. Clinical and echocardiographic evaluation requires a multi-parametric approach. Severe secondary MR occurs in up to one-fourth of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, which is associated with a mortality rate of 40% to 50% in 3 years. Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip) has emerged as an alternative to surgical valve repair to improve symptoms, functional capacity, heart failure hospitalizations, and cardiac haemodynamics...
April 19, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673122/native-myocardial-t1-time-can-predict-development-of-subsequent-anthracycline-induced-cardiomyopathy
#7
Fabian Muehlberg, Stephanie Funk, Leonora Zange, Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Edyta Blaszczyk, Alexander Schulz, Saeed Ghani, Annete Reichardt, Peter Reichardt, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
AIMS: This study aims to assess subclinical changes in functional and morphological myocardial magnetic resonance parameters very early into an anthracycline treatment, which may predict subsequent development of anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (aCMP). METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty sarcoma patients with planned anthracycline-based chemotherapy (360-400 mg/m2 doxorubicin-equivalent) were recruited. Median treatment time was 19.1 ± 2.1 weeks. Enrolled individuals received three cardiovascular magnetic resonance studies (before treatment, 48 h after first anthracycline treatment, and upon completion of treatment)...
April 19, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667356/early-identification-of-acute-heart-failure-at-the-time-of-presentation-do-natriuretic-peptides-make-the-difference
#8
Martin Möckel, Stephan von Haehling, Jörn O Vollert, Jan C Wiemer, Stefan D Anker, Alan Maisel
BACKGROUND: The early identification of patients with acute heart failure (AHF) is challenging as many other diseases lead to a clinical presentation with dyspnea. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of natriuretic peptides at common HF study cut-offs on the diagnosis of patients with dyspnea at admission. METHODS AND RESULTS: For this post hoc analysis, we analysed n = 726 European Union (EU) patients from the prospective BACH (Biomarkers in Acute Heart Failure) study...
April 18, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667349/asb1-differential-methylation-in-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-relationship-with-left-ventricular-performance-in-end-stage-heart-failure-patients
#9
Ana Ortega, Estefanía Tarazón, Carolina Gil-Cayuela, Luis Martínez-Dolz, Francisca Lago, José Ramón González-Juanatey, Juan Sandoval, Manuel Portolés, Esther Roselló-Lletí, Miguel Rivera
AIMS: Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) leads to impaired contraction and ventricular dysfunction, causing high rates of morbidity and mortality. Epigenomics allows the identification of epigenetic signatures in human diseases. We analyse the differential epigenetic patterns of the ASB gene family in ICM patients and relate these alterations to their haemodynamic and functional status. METHODS AND RESULTS: Epigenomic analysis was carried out using 16 left ventricular (LV) tissue samples, eight from ICM patients undergoing heart transplantation and eight from control (CNT) subjects without cardiac disease...
April 17, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663722/homozygous-missense-mybpc3-pro873his-mutation-associated-with-increased-risk-for-heart-failure-development-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#10
Antheia Kissopoulou, Cecilia Trinks, Anna Green, Jan-Erik Karlsson, Jon Jonasson, Cecilia Gunnarsson
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary autosomal-dominant disorder of the myocardium with variable expressivity and penetrance. Occasionally, homozygous sarcomere genetic variants emerge while genotyping HCM patients. In these cases, a more severe HCM phenotype is generally seen. Here, we report a case of HCM that was diagnosed clinically at 39 years of age. Initial symptoms were shortness of breath during exertion. Successively, he developed a wide array of severe clinical manifestations, which progressed to an ominous end-stage heart failure that resulted in heart transplantation...
April 16, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660263/characteristics-and-long-term-prognosis-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-mid-range-ejection-fraction-compared-with-reduced-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Josephine Lauritsen, Finn Gustafsson, Jawdat Abdulla
AIMS: This study aimed to assess by a meta-analysis the clinical characteristics, all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and hospitalization of patients with heart failure (HF) with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) compared with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 12 eligible observational studies including 109 257 patients were pooled. HFmrEF patients were significantly different and occupied a mid-position between HFrEF and HFpEF: mean age 73...
April 16, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604185/prevalence-clinical-correlates-and-outcomes-of-anaemia-in-multi-ethnic-asian-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#12
Vera J Goh, Jasper Tromp, Tiew-Hwa K Teng, Wan Ting Tay, Peter Van Der Meer, Lieng Hsi Ling, Bambang B Siswanto, Chung-Lieh Hung, Wataru Shimizu, Shu Zhang, Calambur Narasimhan, Cheuk Man Yu, Sang Weon Park, Tachapong Ngarmukos, Houng Bang Liew, Eugenio Reyes, Jonathan Yap, Michael MacDonald, Mark A Richards, Inder Anand, Carolyn S P Lam
AIMS: Recent international heart failure (HF) guidelines recognize anaemia as an important comorbidity contributing to poor outcomes in HF, based on data mainly from Western populations. We sought to determine the prevalence, clinical correlates, and prognostic impact of anaemia in patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction across Asia. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively studied 3886 Asian patients (60 ± 13 years, 21% women) with HF (ejection fraction ≤40%) from 11 regions in the Asian Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure study...
March 31, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575802/diuretic-dosing-in-heart-failure-more-data-are-needed
#13
LETTER
Renato De Vecchis, Angelos Rigopoulos, Boris Bigalke, Athanassios Manginas, Carsten Tschöpe, Michel Noutsias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 25, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575708/the-impact-of-aerobic-exercise-training-with-vascular-occlusion-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
#14
Yasushi Tanaka, Yudai Takarada
AIMS: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of aerobic exercise training with vascular occlusion in patients with chronic heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty patients with post-infarction heart failure were randomized to an interventional exercise group (IG; n = 15) or a control exercise group (CG; n = 15). Exercise was performed at an intensity of 40-70% of the peak VO2 /W for 6 months. Patients in the IG remained seated on the saddle of the cycle ergometer with their feet on the pedals...
March 25, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573575/heart-rate-response-and-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#15
Eloy Domínguez, Patricia Palau, Eduardo Núñez, José María Ramón, Laura López, Joana Melero, Alejandro Bellver, Enrique Santas, Francisco J Chorro, Julio Núñez
AIMS: The mechanisms of exercise intolerance in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) are not yet elucidated. Chronotropic incompetence has emerged as a potential mechanism. We aimed to evaluate whether heart rate (HR) response to exercise is associated to functional capacity in patients with symptomatic HFpEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We prospectively studied 74 HFpEF patients [35.1% New York Heart Association Class III, 53% female, age (mean ± standard deviation) 72...
March 24, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573567/comparison-of-continuous-flow-ventricular-assist-device-therapy-with-intensive-medical-therapy-in-fixed-pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-advanced-left-heart-failure
#16
Gayathri Kumarasinghe, Pankaj Jain, Andrew Jabbour, Jacqueline Lai, Anne M Keogh, Eugene Kotlyar, Paul Jansz, Peter S Macdonald, Christopher S Hayward
AIMS: Both ventricular assist device (VAD) and pulmonary vasodilator therapy have been shown in uncontrolled studies to improve pulmonary hypertension secondary to advanced left heart failure (Group 2 PH). This study aimed to compare haemodynamic benefits and survival in patients with fixed Group 2 PH treated with continuous-flow VAD to intensive medical therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ninety-five patients listed for heart transplantation with sequential right heart catheters were studied, 24 patients having fixed Group 2 PH (as defined by cardiac index < 2...
March 24, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542870/left-ventricular-myxoma-with-carney-complex
#17
Naoto Kuyama, Yasuhiro Hamatani, Satsuki Fukushima, Yoshihiko Ikeda, Eri Nakai, Atsushi Okada, Hiroyuki Takahama, Makoto Amaki, Takuya Hasegawa, Yasuo Sugano, Hideaki Kanzaki, Tomoyuki Fujita, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Satoshi Yasuda, Toshihisa Anzai, Junjiro Kobayashi
The left ventricle is a less frequent location of cardiac myxomas overall. Meanwhile, cardiac myxomas related to Carney complex (CNC), which is a multiple neoplasia syndrome involving cardiac, endocrine, neural, and cutaneous tumours, more frequently occur in the left ventricle compared with sporadic cardiac myxomas. Herein, we report a case of a 20-year-old woman with CNC who underwent complete surgical excision of a large and mobile left ventricular myxoma. In our case, echocardiography performed 4 years earlier was normal...
March 15, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524314/semaphorin-4d-levels-in-heart-failure-patients-a-potential-novel-biomarker-of-acute-heart-failure
#18
Nadav Willner, Yair Goldberg, Elad Schiff, Zahava Vadasz
AIMS: Semaphorin 4D (Sema4D) is expressed on platelets and T-cells and known to be involved in inflammation. The aims of this study include comparing Sema4D and N terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) serum levels in heart failure (HF) patients to a control group, evaluating the correlation between Sema4D and NT-proBNP levels, and assessing Sema4D serum levels in HF patients during acute exacerbation and remission. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-five patients diagnosed with HF (based on echocardiographic findings, positive NT-proBNP levels, and normal C-reactive protein) and 11 healthy controls (declaring no chronic diseases or medications) comprised the study population...
March 10, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520978/performance-of-the-maggic-heart-failure-risk-score-and-its-modification-with-the-addition-of-discharge-natriuretic-peptides
#19
Mitsuaki Sawano, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Shun Kohsaka, Toshiyuki Nagai, Ayumi Goda, Atsushi Mizuno, Yasumori Sujino, Yuji Nagatomo, Takashi Kohno, Toshihisa Anzai, Keiichi Fukuda, Tsutomu Yoshikawa
AIMS: Predictive models for heart failure patients are widely used in the clinical practice to stratify patients' mortality and enable clinicians to tailor and intensify their approach. However, such models have not been validated internationally. In addition, biomarkers are now frequently measured to obtain prognostic information, and the implications of this practice are not known. In this study, we aimed to validate the model performance of the Meta-analysis Global Group in Chronic Heart Failure (MAGGIC) score in a Japanese acute heart failure registry and further explore the incremental prognostic value of discharge B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level...
March 9, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524313/pulmonary-artery-hypertension-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-case-report
#20
Renana Robinson, Jean Marc Weinstein, Carlos Cafri, Avital Avriel
Post-operative pulmonary complications in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery are mostly reversible. We report a patient who developed pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) post-CABG and did not have pulmonary hypertension prior to surgery. PAH Group 1 was diagnosed after right and left heart catheterization. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only reported case of a patient developing PAH post-CABG surgery. This could be explained by immunological and/or haemostatic changes triggered by cardiopulmonary bypass...
June 2018: ESC Heart Failure
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