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Juliana de Melo Vellozo Pereira, Paula Vanessa Peclat Flores, Lyvia da Silva Figueiredo, Cristina Silva Arruda, Keila Mara Cassiano, Gláucia Cristina Andrade Vieira, Thais de Rezende Bessa Guerra, Vanessa Alves da Silva, Ana Carla Dantas Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: Identifying Nursing Diagnoses of fatigue, activity intolerance and decreased cardiac output in hospitalized patients with heart failure and verifying the association between the defining characteristics and the Nursing Diagnoses. METHOD: A longitudinal and prospective study that followed hospitalized patients with heart failure for three weeks. The data collected through interviews and physical examinations were sent to expert nurses for diagnostic inference...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Kálmán Havasi, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Jackie S McGhie, Jolien W Roos-Hesselink, Tamás Forster, Attila Nemes
Background: Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography coupled with speckle-tracking echocardiographic (STE) capability is a novel methodology which has been demontrated to be useful for the assessment of left atrial (LA) volumes and functional properties. There is increased scientific interest on myocardial deformation analysis in adult patients with corrected tetralogy of Fallot (cTOF). Objectives: To compare LA volumes, volume-based functional properties and strain parameters between cTOF patients and age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Hugo Souza Bittencourt, Helena França Correia Dos Reis, Melissa Santos Lima, Mansueto Gomes
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) may perfect respiratory and cardiac performance in patients with heart failure (HF). The objective of the study to establish, through systematic review and meta-analysis, NIV influence on functional capacity of HF patients. A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized studies was carried out through research of databases of Cochrane Library, SciELO, Pubmed and PEDro, using the key-words: heart failure, non-invasive ventilation, exercise tolerance; and the free terms: bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and functional capacity (terms were searched for in English and Portuguese) using the Boolean operators AND and OR...
January 16, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Michele Arcopinto, Andrea Salzano, Francesco Giallauria, Eduardo Bossone, Jörgen Isgaard, Alberto M Marra, Emanuele Bobbio, Olga Vriz, David N Åberg, Daniele Masarone, Amato De Paulis, Lavinia Saldamarco, Carlo Vigorito, Pietro Formisano, Massimo Niola, Francesco Perticone, Domenico Bonaduce, Luigi Saccà, Annamaria Colao, Antonio Cittadini
BACKGROUND: Although mounting evidence supports the concept that growth hormone (GH) deficiency (GHD) affects cardiovascular function, no study has systematically investigated its prevalence and role in a large cohort of chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. Aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of GHD in mild-to-moderate CHF and to explore clinical and functional correlates of GHD. METHODS: One-hundred thirty CHF patients underwent GH provocative test with GHRH+arginine and accordingly categorized into GH-deficiency (GHD, n = 88, age = 61...
2017: PloS One
V Fernandez-Gallego, G Hernández Herrera, A Moreno Arciniegas, E Moreno Rolando
Presentamos el caso de un paciente que sufrió una parada cardiorrespiratoria extrahospitalaria en helicóptero sanitario, refractaria a tratamiento médico y eléctrico convencional. El paciente recuperó la circulación espontánea tras 58 minutos en paro cardiaco y 31 descargas eléctricas, estando monitorizado en todo momento de la reanimación cardiopulmonar con capnografía (valores > 20 mm/Hg). A su llegada al hospital, se le realizó una angioplastia primaria, colocándosele un stent en la arteria coronaria derecha...
December 30, 2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
S Goñi Esarte, J M Zozaya Urmeneta, M Goñi Esarte, J I Uriz Otano, I Idoate Santesteban, M T Beunza Puyol
La hepatitis isquémica es una entidad poco frecuente. Se asocia a una hipoperfusión hepática debida en primer lugar a un bajo gasto cardíaco (insuficiencia cardiaca congestiva, infarto agudo de miocardio o miocardiopatía dilatada). De forma menos frecuente puede ser secundaria a una insuficiencia respiratoria o al aumento de las necesidades de oxígeno en el contexto de una sepsis.Paciente varón de 49 años que acude al servicio de Urgencias por disnea progresiva e hipotensión, objetivándose una importante elevación de transaminasas (aspartato aminotransferasa de 5...
December 30, 2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
Ignacio Morales-Cané, María Del Rocío Valverde-León, María Aurora Rodríguez-Borrego
Objective: evaluate the effectiveness of epinephrine used during cardiac arrest and its effect on the survival rates and neurological condition. Method: systematic review of scientific literature with meta-analysis, using a random effects model. The following databases were used to research clinical trials and observational studies: Medline, Embase and Cochrane, from 2005 to 2015. Results: when the Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC) with administration of epinephrine was compared with ROSC without administration, increased rates were found with administration (OR 2...
December 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
M Arcopinto, A Salzano, F Ferrara, E Bobbio, A M Marra, R Abete, F Stagnaro, R Polizzi, F Giallauria, M Illario, E Menditto, C Vigorito, E Bossone, A Cittadini
The ageing of the population in western countries, the continuous increase of the prevalence of chronic diseases, the frequent coexistence of several morbid conditions (comorbidity) requires health professionals and Institutions to face difficult challenges, including increasing costs, need for more effective and sustainable therapies, and organizational issues. The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing aims at enabling European citizens to lead healthy, active and independent lives while ageing...
May 2016: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
Cíntia da Costa, Graciele Fernanda da Costa Linch, Emiliane Nogueira de Souza
PURPOSE: The aim was to identify the main signs and symptoms of cardiac patients hospitalized in a unit of intensive cardiology care in order to infer the main nursing diagnoses (NDs). METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study; the sample consisted of 77 randomly selected records. Those records included only patients hospitalized for cardiovascular causes and with electronic chart available. FINDINGS: Signs and symptoms identified at admission were psychic (40...
October 2016: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
R E Schneiders, E A Bastos, P H Domingues, L C Xavier, F C Reis, R F Alexandre, J M Nascimento Junior
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November 2015: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Frederico José Neves Mancuso, Vicente Nicoliello Siqueira, Valdir Ambrósio Moisés, Aécio Flavio Teixeira Gois, Angelo Amato Vincenzo de Paola, Antonio Carlos Camargo Carvalho, Orlando Campos
Background: Cardiovascular urgencies are frequent reasons for seeking medical care. Prompt and accurate medical diagnosis is critical to reduce the morbidity and mortality of these conditions. Objective: To evaluate the use of a pocket-size echocardiography in addition to clinical history and physical exam in a tertiary medical emergency care. Methods: One hundred adult patients without known cardiac or lung diseases who sought emergency care with cardiac complaints were included. Patients with ischemic changes in the electrocardiography or fever were excluded...
October 28, 2014: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Ana Carla Pereira de Araujo, Bruno F de Oliveira Santos, Flavia Ricci Calasans, Ibraim M Francisco Pinto, Daniel Pio de Oliveira, Luiza Dantas Melo, Stephanie Macedo Andrade, Irlaneide da Silva Tavares, Antonio Carlos Sobral Sousa, Joselina Luzia Menezes Oliveira
Background: Studies have demonstrated the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of physical stress echocardiography in coronary artery disease. However, the prediction of mortality and major cardiac events in patients with exercise test positive for myocardial ischemia is limited. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of physical stress echocardiography in the prediction of mortality and major cardiac events in patients with exercise test positive for myocardial ischemia. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort in which 866 consecutive patients with exercise test positive for myocardial ischemia, and who underwent physical stress echocardiography were studied...
October 28, 2014: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Angela Beatrice Scardovi, Renata De Maria, Stefania De Feo, Maria Ausilia Petruzzi, Alberto Camerini, Manlio Cipriani, Giuseppe Di Tano, Mauro Feola, Attilio Iacovoni, Giovanni Pulignano, Giulia Russo, Gianfranco Misuraca
In the year 2006 the Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) promoted a Consensus Conference among professional Scientific Societies in order to redefine the role and core responsibilities of each health professionals involved in heart failure management in a novel integrated network. Five years later, a questionnaire has been proposed to each Italian Regional President of the Association, in order to assess the implementation of the proposed management strategies in the different clinical scenarios of the Italian Regions...
March 2012: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Eduardo Bossone, Giuseppe Limongelli, Graziella Malizia, Francesco Ferrara, Olga Vriz, Rodolfo Citro, Alberto Maria Marra, Michele Arcopinto, Emanuele Bobbio, Domenico Sirico, Luigi Caliendo, Andrea Ballotta, Antonello D'Andrea, Alessandro Frigiola, Jorgen Isgaard, Luigi Saccà, Cittadini Antonio
Despite recent and exponential improvements in diagnostic-therapeutic pathways, an existing "GAP" has been revealed between the "real world care" and the "optimal care" of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). We present the T.O.S.CA. Project (Trattamento Ormonale dello Scompenso CArdiaco), an Italian multicenter initiative involving different health care professionals and services aiming to explore the CHF "metabolic pathophysiological model" and to improve the quality of care of HF patients through research and continuing medical education...
December 2011: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Giuseppe Di Tano, Gianfranco Misuraca, , Claudio Ronco, Carmine Zoccali, Maria Frigerio
The pathophysiological interactions that link the heart and kidney in heart failure are multiple and complex. This issue constitutes one of the most vexing and difficult challenges facing cardiologists. In the setting of acute decompensated heart failure, worsening renal function has traditionally been directly associated with poor clinical prognosis and complicates treatment. In the last years, many reports suggest that worsening renal failure may represent the final common pathway of several mechanistically distinct processes, with different prognostic implications...
April 2012: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Luis Almenar, Javier Segovia, María G Crespo-Leiro, Jesús Palomo, José M Arizón, Manuel Cobo, Juan Delgado
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this report is to present the results obtained with heart transplantation since this therapeutic modality first began to be used in Spain in May 1984. METHODS: A descriptive analysis was performed of all heart transplantation performed until December 31, 2010. RESULTS: The total number of transplants is 6291. The average clinical profile of the Spanish heart transplant patient in 2010 was that of a 53-year-old male diagnosed with nonrevascularizable ischemic heart disease accompanied by severely depressed ventricular function and poor functional status...
December 2011: Revista Española de Cardiología
Giuseppe Inama, Claudio Pedrinazzi, Maurizio Landolina, Fabrizio Oliva, Michele Senni, Alessandro Proclemer, Massimo Zoni Berisso, Salvatore Pirelli
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the criteria for the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and other strategies in order to reduce the incidence of sudden death among adults at high risk and to identify the major barriers for the implementation of quality of care involving Italian cardiology departments in the context of 'Progetto Aritmie Area Scompenso Cardiaco ANMCO'. An additional aim was to evaluate how European Guidelines are applied in 'real-life' scenarios...
November 2012: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Ana H A de Souza, Lucio M Cabral, Gisele Huf
BACKGROUND: Sildenafil is a cyclic guanosine monophosphate-specific phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor used for treating pulmonary hypertension. Although the use of sildenafil in patients under 18 years old is off-label, this inhibitor has been widely prescribed for children treatment at hospitals in Brazil. In this work we evaluated the current practices in using sildenafil in the three main reference hospitals of Rio de Janeiro to design a clinical trial. Then we analyzed the content of sildenafil in powder paper preparations used in these institutions...
2009: BMC Research Notes
Panos E Vardas, Angelo Auricchio, Jean-Jacques Blanc, Jean-Claude Daubert, Helmut Drexler, Hugo Ector, Maurizio Gasparini, Cecilia Linde, Francisco Bello Morgado, Ali Oto, Richard Sutton, Maria Trusz-Gluza, Alec Vahanian, John Camm, Raffaele De Caterina, Veronica Dean, Kenneth Dickstein, Christian Funck-Brentano, Gerasimos Filippatos, Irene Hellemans, Steen Dalby Kristensen, Keith McGregor, Udo Sechtem, Sigmund Silber, Michal Tendera, Petr Widimsky, José Luis Zamorano, Silvia G Priori, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Michele Brignole, Josep Brugada Terradellas, John Camm, Perez Castellano, John Cleland, Jeronimo Farre, Martin Fromer, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Gregory Y H Lip, Jose Luis Merino, Annibale Sandro Montenero, Philippe Ritter, Martin Jan Schalij, Christopher Stellbrink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2008: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
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March 1949: Klinicheskaia Meditsina
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