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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087308/myocardial-inotropic-reserve-an-old-twist-that-constitutes-a-reliable-index-in-the-modern-era-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Fragkiskos Parthenakis, Spyridon Maragkoudakis, Maria Marketou, Alexandros Patrianakos, Evaggelos Zacharis, Panos Vardas
Current national and international guidelines, including those of the European Society of Cardiology, recognize that the assessment of prognosis should be a part of the standard management for patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, these same guidelines recognize the inherent difficulty of this process. A variety of factors contribute to this difficulty, including the varying etiology, frequent co-morbidity and, perhaps most importantly, huge inter-individual variability in the disease progression and outcome...
November 22, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087179/value-of-serum-n-terminal-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-asymptomatic-structural-heart-disease-in-taiwanese-population-comparisons-with-current-esc-guidelines
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Ta-Chuan Hung, Kuang-Te Wang, Chun-Ho Yun, Jen-Yuan Kuo, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chia-Yuan Liu, Tung-Hsin Wu, Hiram G Bezerra, Hsiao-Yang Cheng, Chung-Lieh Hung, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac structural or functional anomalies in pre-clinical, asymptomatic Asian populations has not been well identified. METHODS: From October 2005 to March 2008, we enrolled consecutive asymptomatic adults with preserved global left ventricular (LV) function (ejection fraction>50%) who underwent annual cardiovascular health survey. Circulating NT-proBNP was used to identify echo-defined cardiac structural/functional anomalies and compared to current recommended cut-off from the European Society of Heart Failure...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086826/offering-patients-therapy-options-in-unplanned-start-options-implementation-of-an-educational-program-is-feasible-and-effective
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Anna Machowska, Mark Dominik Alscher, Satyanarayana Reddy Vanga, Michael Koch, Michael Aarup, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Patients with unplanned dialysis start (UPS) have worse clinical outcomes than non-UPS patients, and receive peritoneal dialysis (PD) less frequently. In the OPTiONS study of UPS patients, an educational programme (UPS-EP) aiming at improving care of UPS patients by facilitating care pathways and enabling informed choice of dialysis modality was implemented. We here report on impact of UPS-EP on modality choice and clinical outcomes in UPS patients. METHODS: This non-interventional, prospective, multi-center, observational study included 270 UPS patients from 26 centers in 6 European countries (Austria, Germany, Denmark, France, United Kingdom and Sweden) who prior to inclusion presented acutely, or were being followed by nephrologists but required urgent dialysis commencement by an acutely placed CVC or PD catheter...
January 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073850/characterization-of-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-therapy-initiation-in-high-risk-patients-with-heart-failure
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Lauren B Cooper, Bradley G Hammill, Eric D Peterson, Bertram Pitt, Matthew L Maciejewski, Lesley H Curtis, Adrian F Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Heart failure guidelines recommend routine monitoring of serum potassium, and renal function in patients treated with a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA). How these recommendations are implemented in high-risk patients or according to setting of drug initiation is poorly characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries linked to laboratory data in 10 states with prevalent heart failure as of July 1, 2011, and incident MRA use between May 1 and September 30, 2011...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070239/cardiac-biomarkers-in-pediatric-heart-disease-a-state-of-art-review
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REVIEW
Benedict A Fernandes, Kevin O Maher, Shriprasad R Deshpande
Every year there are more than 11000 hospitalizations related to heart failure in children resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Over the last two decades, our understanding, diagnosis and management of pediatric heart failure is evolving but our ability to prognosticate outcomes in pediatric heart acute heart failure is extremely limited due to lack of data. In adult heart failure patients, the role of cardiac biomarkers has exponentially increased over the last two decades. Current guidelines for management of heart failure emphasize the role of cardiac biomarkers in diagnosis, management and prognostication of heart failure...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065766/changes-in-one-year-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-relation-with-early-management
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Etienne Puymirat, Nadia Aissaoui, Guillaume Cayla, Alexandre Lafont, Elisabeth Riant, Marco Mennuni, Olivier Saint-Jean, Didier Blanchard, Patrick Jourdain, Meyer Elbaz, Patrick Henry, Vincent Bataille, Elodie Drouet, Geneviève Mulak, François Schiele, Jean Ferrières, Tabassome Simon, Nicolas Danchin
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are underrepresented in acute myocardial infarction trials. Our aim was to determine whether, in elderly patients, changes in management in the past 15 years is associated with improved one-year mortality after hospital admission for myocardial infarction. METHODS: We used data from 4 one-month French registries, conducted 5 years apart from 1995 to 2010, including 3,389 elderly patients (≥75 years). RESULTS: From 1995 to 2010, mean age remained stable (82...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065446/mechanical-dyssynchrony-in-heart-failure-still-a-valid-concept-for-optimizing-treatment
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REVIEW
Elena Galli, Christophe Leclercq, Erwan Donal
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has had a major favourable impact on the care of patients with symptomatic heart failure, left ventricular ejection fraction<35% and enlarged QRS. Despite this, about 35% of patients who undergo CRT in accordance with current guidelines are "non-responders". Therefore, more accurate selection of CRT candidates would significantly improve patient benefit and decrease costs. In the past decade, some small non-randomized studies have shown that estimation of left ventricular dyssynchrony by echocardiography might be useful to ameliorate the selection of patients for CRT...
January 3, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062620/application-of-cardiac-troponin-in-cardiovascular-diseases-other-than-acute-coronary-syndrome
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REVIEW
Kai M Eggers, Bertil Lindahl
BACKGROUND: Increased cardiac troponin concentrations in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) identify patients with ongoing cardiomyocyte necrosis who are at increased risk. However, with the use of more precise assays, cardiac troponin increases are commonly noted in other cardiovascular conditions as well. This has generated interest in the use of cardiac troponin for prognostic assessment and clinical management of these patients. In this review, we have summarized the data from studies investigating the implications of cardiac troponin concentrations in various acute and chronic conditions beyond ACS, i...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059840/management-of-heart-failure-in-the-elderly
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Faisal Alghamdi, Michael Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Heart failure is a major chronic illness with no definitive cure. With improving healthcare and with an aging population in many countries, heart failure has become a common disease of the elderly. Pharmacological management of heart failure in the elderly remains a challenge. The syndrome of heart failure cannot be isolated from other comorbidities, which are very common in this population. The purpose of this review is to assist practicing clinicians to more effectively make decisions about management of heart failure in the elderly...
January 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058848/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-due-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-denmark-in-the-years-2001-2012-a-nationwide-study
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Matilde Winther-Jensen, Jesper Kjaergaard, Jens F Lassen, Lars Køber, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Steen M Hansen, Freddy Lippert, Kristian Kragholm, Erika F Christensen, Christian Hassager
AIM: The purpose of this study was to describe the implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by myocardial infarction in Denmark 2001-2012 and subsequent survival. METHODS: The Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry was used to identify patients ⩾18 years surviving to discharge without prior implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Information on cardioverter defibrillator implantation was obtained from the National Patient Registry...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
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Mehmet Eren, Mehdi Zoghi, Mustafa Tuncer, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Recep Demirbağ, Mahmut Şahin, Osman Akın Serdar, Ersel Onrat, Haşim Mutlu, Dursun Dursunoğlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Ahmet Temizhan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to develop a national database of patients hospitalized in Turkey with acute heart failure (AHF) using evaluations of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Patient data were collected using an Internet-based survey. A total of 588 patients were enrolled from 36 participating medical centers across the country. RESULTS: Mean age was 62±13 years and 38% of the patients were female. Ratio of de novo AHF to study cohort was 24%...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045408/-2016-esc-and-acc-aha-hfsa-heart-failure-guideline-updates-changes-similarities-differences-and-unresolved-isssues
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EDITORIAL
İbrahim Sarı, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Ahmet Temizhan, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Mehmet Eren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041715/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-different-beta-adrenoceptor-blockers-in-heart-failure-patients
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Tien-Yu Lin, Chung-Yu Chen, Yaw-Bin Huang
BACKGROUND: According to guidelines and pivotal trials, β-blockers are associated with better survival in patients with heart failure (HF). However, the superiority of any β-blockers is still unclear. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan to evaluate the effectiveness of β-blockers and compare the clinical outcomes of different β-blockers in patients with HF. We enrolled patients diagnosed with HF between 2005 and 2012...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040397/should-preoperative-antibiotics-be-tailored-according-to-patient-s-comorbidities-and-susceptibility-to-organisms
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Timothy L Tan, Miguel M Gomez, Michael M Kheir, Mitchell G Maltenfort, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis remains one of the most important strategies for preventing periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Current guidelines recommend giving universal antibiotic prophylaxis to all total joint arthroplasty patients regardless of their medical conditions or immune status; however, no studies have evaluated the individualizing of antibiotics. The aims of this study were (1) to determine if comorbidities influence the organism profile of PJIs, and (2) to investigate if the efficacy of two different perioperative antibiotics (cefazolin or vancomycin) for preventing PJI is affected by patient's comorbidities...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039229/the-role-of-diastolic-stress-testing-in-the-evaluation-for-hfpef-a-simultaneous-invasive-echocardiographic-study
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Masaru Obokata, Garvan C Kane, Yogesh N V Reddy, Thomas P Olson, Vojtech Melenovsky, Barry A Borlaug
BACKGROUND: -Diagnosis of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is challenging and relies largely on demonstration of elevated cardiac filling pressures (pulmonary capillary wedge pressure, PCWP). Current guidelines recommend use of natriuretic peptides (NT-proBNP) and rest/exercise echocardiography (E/e' ratio) to make this determination. Data to support this practice is conflicting. METHODS: -Simultaneous echocardiographic-catheterization studies were prospectively conducted at rest and during exercise in subjects with invasively-proven HFpEF (n=50) and participants with dyspnea but no identifiable cardiac pathology (n=24)...
December 30, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038863/association-of-remote-ischemic-peri-conditioning-with-reduced-incidence-of-clinical-heart-failure-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Adetola Ladejobi, Max Wayne, Christian Martin-Gill, Francis X Guyette, Andrew D Althouse, Michael S Sharbaugh, Steven E Reis, Clifton W Callaway, John A Kellum, A J Conrad Smith, Catalin Toma, Oladipupo Olafiranye
BACKGROUND: Clinical heart failure (HF) occurs frequently after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and is associated with increased mortality. We assessed the impact of remote ischemic peri-conditioning (RIPC) during inter-facility air medical transport of STEMI patients on clinical HF following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). METHODS: Data from Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network Registry®-Get With the Guidelines™ (ACTION Registry-GWTG) from two PCI-hospitals that are utilizing RIPC during inter-facility helicopter transport of STEMI patients for pPCI between March, 2013 and September, 2015 were used for this study...
December 15, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031211/model-based-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-guided-care-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Syed Mohiuddin, Barnaby Reeves, Maria Pufulete, Rachel Maishman, Mark Dayer, John Macleod, Theresa McDonagh, Sarah Purdy, Chris Rogers, William Hollingworth
OBJECTIVE: Monitoring B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) to guide pharmacotherapy might improve survival in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). However, the cost-effectiveness of BNP-guided care is uncertain and guidelines do not uniformly recommend it. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of BNP-guided care in patient subgroups defined by age and ejection fraction. METHODS: We used a Markov model with a 3-month cycle length to estimate the lifetime health service costs, quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and incremental net monetary benefits (iNMBs) of BNP-guided versus clinically guided care in 3 patient subgroups: (1) HFrEF patients <75 years; (2) HFpEF patients <75 years; and (3) HFrEF patients ≥75 years...
December 28, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030747/factors-associated-with-and-prognostic-implications-of-cardiac-troponin-elevation-in-decompensated-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-findings-from-the-american-heart-association-get-with-the-guidelines-heart-failure-program
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Ambarish Pandey, Harsh Golwala, Shubin Sheng, Adam D DeVore, Adrian F Hernandez, Deepak L Bhatt, Paul A Heidenreich, Clyde W Yancy, James A de Lemos, Gregg C Fonarow
Importance: Elevated levels of cardiac troponins are associated with adverse clinical outcomes among patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction. However, the clinical significance of troponin elevation in the setting of decompensated HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is not well established. Objective: To determine the clinical predictors of troponin elevation and its association with in-hospital and long-term outcomes among patients with decompensated HFpEF...
December 28, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030658/troponin-assessment-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction-time-to-get-with-the-guidelines
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Gabriel Sayer, Nir Uriel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025867/brain-natriuretic-peptide-usefulness-in-very-elderly-dyspnoeic-patients-the-bed-study
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Matthieu Plichart, Galdric Orvoën, Patrick Jourdain, Laurent Quinquis, Joël Coste, Michele Escande, Patrick Friocourt, Elena Paillaud, François-Xavier Chedhomme, Florian Labourée, Clémence Boully, Athanase Benetos, Jean-Jacques Domerego, Michel Komajda, Olivier Hanon
AIMS: To evaluate the interest of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) for heart failure (HF) diagnosis in very old patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 383 patients aged 80 years or older, hospitalized in geriatrics care for dyspnoea, had a BNP measurement at the acute phase. Independent cardiologists blinded to BNP values classified the patients into cardiac vs. respiratory aetiology according to the European Society of Cardiology guidelines. Mean (SD) age was 88...
December 26, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
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