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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713480/impact-of-exercise-programs-on-hospital-readmission-following-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
#1
Parag Goyal, Diana Delgado, Scott L Hummel, Kumar Dharmarajan
Given persistently high 30-day readmission rates among patients hospitalized for heart failure, there is an ongoing need to identify new interventions to reduce readmissions. Although exercise programs can improve outcomes among ambulatory heart failure patients, it is not clear whether this benefit extends to reducing readmissions following heart failure hospitalization. We therefore conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify randomized controlled trials examining the impact of exercise programs on hospital readmissions among patients recently hospitalized for heart failure...
October 2016: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706587/management-of-ventricular-tachycardia-storm-in-patients-with-structural-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Jackson J Liang
Electrical storm (ES) is a medical emergency characterized by repetitive episodes of sustained ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in a limited amount of time (at least 3 within a 24-h period) leading to repeated appropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapies. The occurrence of ES represents a major turning point in the natural history of patients with structural heart disease being associated with poor short- and long-term survival particularly in those with compromised left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) that can develop hemodynamic decompensation and multi-organ failure...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705321/implantable-hemodynamic-monitoring-for%C3%A2-heart-failure-patients
#3
REVIEW
William T Abraham, Leor Perl
Rates of heart failure hospitalization remain unacceptably high. Such hospitalizations are associated with substantial patient, caregiver, and economic costs. Randomized controlled trials of noninvasive telemedical systems have failed to demonstrate reduced rates of hospitalization. The failure of these technologies may be due to the limitations of the signals measured. Intracardiac and pulmonary artery pressure-guided management has become a focus of hospitalization reduction in heart failure. Early studies using implantable hemodynamic monitors demonstrated the potential of pressure-based heart failure management, whereas subsequent studies confirmed the clinical utility of this approach...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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
#4
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/28698319/the-supporting-patient-activation-in-transition-to-home-spath-intervention-a-study-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-using-motivational-interviewing-to-decrease-re-hospitalisation-for-patients-with-copd-or-heart-failure
#5
Maria Flink, Marléne Lindblad, Oscar Frykholm, Åsa Kneck, Per Nilsen, Kristofer Årestedt, Mirjam Ekstedt
INTRODUCTION: Deficient hospital discharging and patients struggling to handle postdischarge self-management have been identified as potential causes of re-hospitalisation rates. Despite an increased interest in interventions aiming to reduce re-hospitalisation rates, there is yet no best evidence on how to support patients in being active participants in their self-management postdischarge. The aim of this paper is to describe the study protocol for an upcoming randomised controlled trial (RCT) of the Supporting Patient in Activation to Home (sPATH) intervention...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695463/effects-of-exercise-training-on-anabolic-and-catabolic-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
#6
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/28692214/-iron-deficiency-a-new-target-in-treating-chronic-heart-failure
#7
Maxime Borgeaud, Arnaud Perrier
Iron deficiency is now recognized as an independent predictor of poor outcome in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. In randomized controlled trials, treatment with ferric carboxymaltose results in improvement in functional capacity, symptoms and quality of life, and might reduce hospitalizations. Thus, the recent European Society of Cardiology guidelines on heart failure recommend treating these patients with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose, whether or not anemic...
October 19, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688730/use-of-medical-orders-for-scope-of-treatment-for-heart-failure-patients-during-postacute-care-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
#8
Hillary Lum, Oluyomi Obafemi, Joanna Dukes, Molly Nowels, Kristina Samon, Rebecca S Boxer
BACKGROUND: Individuals with heart failure (HF) who are hospitalized and admitted to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are at high risk for rehospitalization and death. The care preferences of this high-risk population have not been studied. OBJECTIVES: To describe care preferences of patients with HF admitted to SNFs for rehabilitation based on Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment (MOST) documentation, and evaluate goal-concordant care based on MOST documentation, emergency department (ED) visits, and hospitalization...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687248/device-therapy-for-rate-control-pacing-resynchronisation-and-av-node-ablation
#9
REVIEW
Dennis H Lau, Anand Thiyagarajah, Stephan Willems, Thomas Rostock, Dominik Linz, Martin K Stiles, David Kaye, Jonathan M Kalman, Prashanthan Sanders
Atrioventricular node ablation (AVNA) is generally reserved for patients whose atrial fibrillation (AF) is refractory all other therapeutic options, since the recipients will often become pacemaker dependent. In such patients, this approach may prove particularly useful, especially if a tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy is suspected. Historically, an "ablate and pace" approach has involved AVNA and right ventricular pacing, with or without an atrial lead. There is also an evolving role for atrioventricular node ablation in patients with AF who require cardiac resynchronization therapy for treatment of systolic heart failure...
May 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685653/impact-of-statin-therapy-on-all-cause-mortality-and-icd-interventions-in-heart-failure-patients-a-systematic-review
#10
George Bazoukis, Stamatis S Papadatos, Konstantinos P Letsas, Eirini Pagkalidou, Panagiotis Korantzopoulos
OBJECTIVES: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have a unique role for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The aim of our systematic review is to present the existing data about the impact of statins on all-cause mortality and ICD interventions in heart failure (HF) patients who had an ICD implanted either for primary or for secondary prevention of SCD. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched PubMed database and the reference list of the relevant studies for retrieving studies evaluating the effect of statins on all-cause mortality and ICD interventions in HF patients...
July 7, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681133/innovative-clinical-trial-designs-for-precision-medicine-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
#11
Sanjiv J Shah
A major challenge in the care of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is the lack of proven therapies due to disappointing results from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The heterogeneity of the HFpEF syndrome and the use of conventional RCT designs are possible reasons underlying the failure of these trials. There are several factors-including the widespread adoption of electronic health records, decreasing costs of obtaining high-dimensional data, and the availability of a wide variety of potential therapeutics-that have evolved to enable more innovative clinical trial designs in HFpEF...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673328/effect-of-a-6-month-pedometer-based-walking-intervention-on-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-with-reduced-hfref-and-with-preserved-hfpef-ejection-fraction-study-protocol-for-two-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trials
#12
Tomas Vetrovsky, Michal Siranec, Jiri Parenica, Martin Griva, Jiri Stastny, Jan Precek, Radek Pelouch, Vaclav Bunc, Ales Linhart, Jan Belohlavek
BACKGROUND: Regular physical activity is recommended for patients with chronic heart failure to improve their functional capacity, and walking is a popular, effective, and safe form of physical activity. Pedometers have shown potential to increase the amount of walking across a range of chronic diseases, but it is unknown whether a pedometer-based intervention improves functional capacity and neurohumoral modulation in heart failure patients. METHODS: Two multicenter randomized controlled trials will be conducted in parallel: one in patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), the other in patients with chronic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666993/digoxin-use-and-subsequent-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-with-or-without-heart-failure-in-the-engage-af-timi-48-trial
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Alon Eisen, Christian T Ruff, Eugene Braunwald, Rose A Hamershock, Basil S Lewis, Christian Hassager, Tze-Fan Chao, Jean Yves Le Heuzey, Michele Mercuri, Howard Rutman, Elliott M Antman, Robert P Giugliano
BACKGROUND: Digoxin is widely used in patients with atrial fibrillation despite the lack of randomized controlled trials. Observational studies report conflicting results regarding its association with mortality, perhaps because of residual confounding by the presence of heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS: In the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 (Effective Anticoagulation With Factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 48) trial, clinical outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation with and without HF were examined by baseline digoxin use during a median follow-up of 2...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651923/randomized-controlled-trials-covering-pharmaceutical-care-and-medicines-management-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar, Rozina Kousar, Ghulam Murtaza, Saira Azhar, Shujaat Ali Khan, Louise Curley
OBJECTIVE: To review the effects of pharmaceutical care on hospitalizations, mortality and clinical outcomes in patients. METHODS: Systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) databases to identify studies that were published between 2004 and January 2017. Studies included in this review were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that spanned across both community and hospital settings. Using strict inclusion/exclusion criteria studies were included if they reported level 1 or 2 outcomes in the hierarchy of outcome measure i...
June 19, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651851/meta-analysis-of-cardiovascular-outcomes-with-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#15
Ahmed S Abuzaid, Haitham S Al Ashry, Ayman Elbadawi, Ha Ld, Marwan Saad, Islam Y Elgendy, Akram Elgendy, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Amgad Mentias, Amr Barakat, Chitra Lal
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the main treatment of OSA. The present study explores the impact of CPAP on cardiovascular outcomes. A systematic search of electronic databases for randomized controlled trials comparing CPAP with medical therapy alone in patients with OSA who reported cardiovascular outcomes of interest was performed. The main outcome was major adverse cardiac events. Other outcomes included cardiac mortality, myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, stroke, and transient ischemic attack...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640148/restrictive-versus-liberal-transfusion-strategies-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-after-hip-or-knee-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Tianli Mao, Fuqiang Gao, Jun Han, Wei Sun, Wanshou Guo, Zirong Li, Weiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are commonly used in surgical patients, but accompanied by many risks such as metabolic derangement, and allergic and febrile reactions. Indications for transfusion in patients after hip or knee surgery have not been definitively evaluated and remain controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the benefits and harms of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies in patients after hip or knee surgery. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant studies through September 2015...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638496/effect-of-early-follow-up-after-hospital-discharge-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review
#17
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BACKGROUND: Transitions in care can increase patients' vulnerability to adverse events. In particular, patients admitted for heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) have high rates of readmission and return emergency department visits. Heart failure patients have the highest 30-day readmission rates in Canada, and COPD patients comprise the highest volume of readmissions. Combined, these two conditions account for the largest number of emergency department returns...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634037/clinical-benefit-of-drugs-targeting-mitochondrial-function-as-an-adjunct-to-reperfusion-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#18
Gianluca Campo, Rita Pavasini, Giampaolo Morciano, A Michael Lincoff, C Michael Gibson, Masafumi Kitakaze, Jacob Lonborg, Amrita Ahluwalia, Hideki Ishii, Michael Frenneaux, Michel Ovize, Marcello Galvani, Dan Atar, Borja Ibanez, Giampaolo Cerisano, Simone Biscaglia, Brandon J Neil, Masanori Asakura, Thomas Engstrom, Daniel A Jones, Dana Dawson, Roberto Ferrari, Paolo Pinton, Filippo Ottani
AIMS: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCT) comparing the effectiveness of drugs targeting mitochondrial function vs. placebo in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing mechanical coronary reperfusion. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: RCTs enrolling STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and comparing drugs targeting mitochondrial function vs. placebo...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633534/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-improves-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-on-continuous-intravenous-inotropic-support-use-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Patrícia Forestieri, Douglas W Bolzan, Vinícius B Santos, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Dirceu Rodrigues de Almeida, Renata Trimer, Flávio de Souza Brito, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Antonio Carlos de Camargo Carvalho, Ross Arena, Walter J Gomes, Solange Guizilini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a short-term neuromuscular electrical stimulation program on exercise tolerance in hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure who have suffered an acute decompensation and are under continuous intravenous inotropic support. DESIGN: A randomized controlled study. SUBJECTS: Initially, 195 patients hospitalized for decompensated heart failure were recruited, but 70 were randomized. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomized into two groups: control group subject to the usual care ( n = 35); neuromuscular electrical stimulation group ( n = 35) received daily training sessions to both lower extremities for around two weeks...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626201/survival-and-heart-failure-hospitalization-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-or-without-a-defibrillator-for-primary-prevention-in-japan%C3%A3-analysis-of-the-japan-cardiac-device-treatment-registry-database
#20
Hisashi Yokoshiki, Akihiko Shimizu, Takeshi Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi Furushima, Yukio Sekiguchi, Tetsuyuki Manaka, Nobuhiro Nishii, Takeshi Ueyama, Norishige Morita, Hideo Okamura, Takashi Nitta, Kenzo Hirao, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: Randomized control trials comparing the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, with (CRT-D) or without (CRT-P) a defibrillator, are scarce in heart failure patients with no prior sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias.Methods and Results:The Japan Cardiac Device Treatment Registry (JCDTR) has data for 2714 CRT-D and 555 CRT-P recipients for primary prevention with an implantation date between January 2011 and August 2015. Of these patients, follow-up data were available for 717...
June 13, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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