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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096039/the-impact-of-emergency-medical-services-in-acute-heart-failure
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Pia Harjola, James Boyd, Tuukka Tarvasmäki, Juho Mattila, Reijo Koski, Markku Kuisma, Veli-Pekka Harjola
BACKGROUND: Real-life data on the role of emergency medical services (EMS) in acute heart failure (AHF) are scarce. Our aim was to describe prehospital treatment of AHF and to compare patients using EMS with self-presented, non-EMS patients. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from three university hospitals in Helsinki metropolitan area between July 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. According to the use of EMS, patients were divided into EMS and non-EMS groups...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087182/multimorbidity-and-acute-heart-failure-in-internal-medicine
#2
F Martínez, L Martínez-Ibañez, G Pichler, A Ruiz, J Redon
AIMS: To analyse the characteristics of hospitalized patients for AHF, with special attention to the clustering of morbidities. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical records of patients, admitted in Internal Medicine due to AHF, during three years, were reviewed. The characteristics of patients-episodes were registered and key indicators of performance. Multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) was used to assess the distribution of morbidities. LR models were used to study clinical variables related with death or readmission...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069402/predictive-capacity-of-a-multimarker-strategy-to-determine-short-term-mortality-in-patients-attending-a-hospital-emergency-department-for-acute-heart-failure-bio-eahfe-study
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Pablo Herrero-Puente, Belén Prieto-García, María García-García, Javier Jacob, F Javier Martín-Sánchez, Domingo Pascual-Figal, Héctor Bueno, Victor Gil, Pere Llorens, Joaquin Vázquez-Alvarez, Rodolfo Romero-Pareja, Marta Sanchez-Gonzalez, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVE: A multimarker strategy may help determine the prognosis of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the capacity of mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MRproADM), copeptin and interleukin-6 (IL-6) combined with conventional clinical and biochemical markers to predict the 30-day mortality of patients with AHF. METHODS: We performed an observational, multicenter, prospective study of patients attended in the emergency department (ED) for AHF...
January 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069251/elevated-troponin-i-level-assessed-by-a-new-high-sensitive-assay-and-the-risk-of-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
#4
R Zymliński, M Sokolski, P Siwolowski, J Biegus, S Nawrocka, E A Jankowska, J Todd, R Yerramilli, J Estis, W Banasiak, P Ponikowski
BACKGROUND: The interpretation and clinical usefulness of elevated levels of cardiac troponins in acute heart failure (AHF) remain controversial. We aimed to characterize the relationship between changes in cardiac troponin I (measured using a new high-sensitive immunoassay by single-molecule counting technology, Singulex, Alameda, USA; hs-TnI) during first 48h of hospital stay and patients' characteristics and the outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We measured hs-TnI at baseline, after 24 and 48h in 130 AHF patients (mean age: 65±13years, 77% men)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062132/a-simple-score-for-early-risk-stratification-in-acute-heart-failure
#5
A Xanthopoulos, G Giamouzis, K Tryposkiadis, E Paraskevopoulou, P Paraskevopoulou, G Karagiannis, S Patsilinakos, J Parissis, D Farmakis, J Butler, J Skoularigis, F Triposkiadis
INTRODUCTION: The use of many acute heart failure (AHF) risk scores is cumbersome. We therefore developed a simple AHF risk score (AHFRS) for early risk stratification. METHODS: The study consisted of a prospective derivation cohort (PDC; N=104; age, 77[21] years; LVEF (%), 35[29]) and a retrospective validation cohort (RVC; N=141; age, 76[15] years; LVEF (%), 35[25]). Clinical, echocardiography and laboratory assessment was performed at admission. The study end-point was death from any cause or HF-rehospitalization at 1year...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057363/association-of-new-york-heart-association-functional-class-iv-symptoms-at-admission-and-clinical-features-with-outcomes-in-patients-hospitalized-for-acute-heart-failure-syndromes
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Ryotaro Asano, Katsuya Kajimoto, Toshiaki Oka, Ryo Sugiura, Hisayuki Okada, Kazuho Kamishima, Tetsuo Hirata, Naoki Sato
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether there are subgroups of acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) patients in whom New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV symptoms at admission is related to a higher risk of mortality because of the heterogeneity of this patient population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of NYHA class IV symptoms at baseline with in-hospital mortality in subgroups of patients with AHFS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Of the 4842 patients enrolled in the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Syndromes (ATTEND) registry, 4786 patients were included in this analysis...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
#7
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/28041709/prognostic-value-of-malnutrition-assessed-by-controlling-nutritional-status-score-for-long-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Naotsugu Iwakami, Toshiyuki Nagai, Toshiaki A Furukawa, Yasuo Sugano, Satoshi Honda, Atsushi Okada, Yasuhide Asaumi, Takeshi Aiba, Teruo Noguchi, Kengo Kusano, Hisao Ogawa, Satoshi Yasuda, Toshihisa Anzai
BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of nutritional status is poorly understood and evidence-based nutritional assessment indices are required in acute heart failure (AHF). We investigated the prognostic value of malnutrition assessed by the Controlling Nutritional Status (CONUT) score (range 0-12, higher=worse, consisting of serum albumin, cholesterol and lymphocytes) in AHF patients. METHODS: The CONUT score was measured on admission in 635 consecutive AHF patients...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040396/the-prognostic-impact-of-gender-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-an-evaluation-of-the-age-of-female-patients-with-severely-decompensated-acute-heart-failure
#9
Ayaka Nozaki, Akihiro Shirakabe, Noritake Hata, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hirotake Okazaki, Masato Matsushita, Yusaku Shibata, Suguru Nishigoori, Saori Uchiyama, Yoshiki Kusama, Kuniya Asai, Wataru Shimizu
BACKGROUND: The gender differences in the prognosis of Asian patients with acute heart failure (AHF) remain to be elucidated. METHODS AND RESULTS: One thousand fifty AHF patients were enrolled. The patients were assigned to a female group (n=354) and a male group (n=696). A Kaplan-Meier curve showed that the cardiovascular survival rate of the female group was significantly lower than that of the male group (p=0.005). A multivariate Cox regression model identified female gender [hazard ratio (HR): 1...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038813/dipstick-proteinuria-is-a-prognostic-indicator-of-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#10
Yuanhan Chen, Lu Cai, Zhiming Du, Jiaqi Xu, Ning Tan, Zhiming Ye, Shuangxin Liu, Wei Dong, Wei Shi, Xinling Liang
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is common in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). This study investigated the relationship between proteinuria and short-term mortality among patients hospitalized for AHF at two university hospitals. METHODS: The death risk was assessed using a 30-day mortality risk score. Of the 1058 eligible patients with AHF, 583 (55.1%) exhibited proteinuria. The degree of proteinuria was positively correlated with poor AHF prognostic indicators (C-reactive protein and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide) and negatively correlated with protective indicators (basal estimated glomerular filtration rate, haemoglobin, and serum albumin)...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034373/body-weight-change-during-and-after%C3%A2-hospitalization-for-acute-heart%C3%A2-failure-%C3%A2-patient-characteristics-markers-of-congestion-and-outcomes-findings-from-the-ascend-hf-trial
#11
Andrew P Ambrosy, Lukasz P Cerbin, Paul W Armstrong, Javed Butler, Adrian Coles, Adam D DeVore, Mark E Dunlap, Justin A Ezekowitz, G Michael Felker, Marat Fudim, Stephen J Greene, Adrian F Hernandez, Christopher M O'Connor, Philip Schulte, Randall C Starling, John R Teerlink, Adriaan A Voors, Robert J Mentz
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the relationships between in-hospital and post-discharge body weight changes and outcomes among patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF). BACKGROUND: Body weight changes during and after hospitalization for AHF and the relationships with outcomes have not been well characterized. METHODS: A post hoc analysis was performed of the ASCEND-HF (Acute Study of Clinical Effectiveness of Nesiritide and Decompensated Heart Failure) trial, which enrolled patients admitted for AHF regardless of ejection fraction...
January 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032431/degree-of-dyspnoea-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-report-from-japanese-multicenter-registry
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Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Shun Kohsaka, Ikuko Ueda, Taku Inohara, Mitsuaki Sawano, Yohei Numasawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Yuichiro Maekawa, Yukihiko Momiyama, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Degree of dyspnoea is almost universally evaluated in the patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but its clinical implications has not been thoroughly investigated. We aimed to describe the relationship between the severity of dyspnoea and in-hospital outcomes in patients with non-ST elevation ACS (NSTE-ACS) complicated with acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 3287 consecutive patients with NSTE-ACS were enrolled in the Japanese prospective multicenter PCI registry...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017346/body-weight-change-during-and-after%C3%A2-hospitalization-for-acute-heart%C3%A2-failure-%C3%A2-patient-characteristics-markers-of-congestion-and-outcomes-findings-from-ascend-hf
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Andrew P Ambrosy, Lukasz P Cerbin, Paul W Armstrong, Javed Butler, Adrian Coles, Adam D DeVore, Mark E Dunlap, Justin A Ezekowitz, G Michael Felker, Marat Fudim, Stephen J Greene, Adrian F Hernandez, Christopher M O'Connor, Philip Schulte, Randall C Starling, John R Teerlink, Adriaan A Voors, Robert J Mentz
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine the relationships between in-hospital and post-discharge body weight changes and outcomes among patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF). BACKGROUND: Body weight changes during and after hospitalization for AHF and the relationships with outcomes have not been well characterized. METHODS: A post hoc analysis was performed of the ASCEND-HF (Acute Study of Clinical Effectiveness of Nesiritide and Decompensated Heart Failure) trial, which enrolled patients admitted for AHF regardless of ejection fraction...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008693/acute-heart-failure-in-the-ed-just-a-one-night-stand
#14
Peter S Pang, Sean P Collins
It begins with a chief complaint. It almost always ends with an admission. Somewhere in the middle, after the diagnosis is made, we treat patients like it's 1974.(1) Standard therapy hasn't changed. Followed by a ritual washing of hands, we move on to the next patient. This is the state of acute heart failure (AHF) managed in the ED today. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 22, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995597/acute-heart-failure-in-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#15
Justyna Maria Krzysztofik, Mateusz Sokolski, Michał Kosowski, Wojciech Zimoch, Adrian Lis, Maciej Klepuszewski, Michał Kasperczak, Marcin Proniak, Krzysztof Reczuch, Waldemar Banasiak, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Piotr Ponikowski
BACKGROUD: Acute heart failure (AHF), occurring as a complication of ongoing acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is a common predictor of worse clinical outcomes. Much less is known about a very unique subpopulation of patients, who already in the emergency department (ED) present these two life-threatening conditions. AIM: The aim of the study was to establish the prevalence of coexistence of AHF with AMI in the ED, identify clinical factors associated with the higher prevalence of AHF at the very early onset of AMI and to assess prognostic impact of the presence of AHF with AMI...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986335/presenting-phenotypes-of-acute-heart-failure-patients-in-the-emergency-department-identification-and-implications
#16
Richard M Nowak, Brian P Reed, Salvatore DiSomma, Prabath Nanayakkara, Michele Moyer, Scott Millis, Phillip Levy
BACKGROUND: There is little known about the baseline hemodynamic (HD) profiles (beyond pulse/blood pressure) of patients presenting to the Emergency department (ED) with acute heart failure (AHF). Assessing these baseline parameters could help differentiate underlying HD phenotypes which could be used to develop specific phenotypic specific approaches to patient care. METHODS: Patients with suspected AHF were enrolled in the PREMIUM (Prognostic Hemodynamic Profiling in the Acutely Ill Emergency Department Patient) multinational registry and continuous HD monitoring was initiated on ED presentation using noninvasive finger cuff technology (Nexfin, BMEYE, Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California)...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929735/development-of-adsorptive-hybrid-filters-to-enable-two-step-purification-of-biologics
#17
Nripen Singh, Abhiram Arunkumar, Michael Peck, Alexei M Voloshin, Angela M Moreno, Zhijun Tan, Jonathan Hester, Michael C Borys, Zheng Jian Li
Recent progress in mammalian cell culture process has resulted in significantly increased product titers, but also a substantial increase in process- and product-related impurities. Due to the diverse physicochemical properties of these impurities, there is constant need for new technologies that offer higher productivity and improved economics without sacrificing the process robustness required to meet final drug substance specifications. Here, we examined the use of new synthetic adsorptive hybrid filters (AHF) modified with the high binding capacity of quaternary amine (Emphaze™ AEX) and salt-tolerant biomimetic (Emphaze™ ST-AEX) ligands for clearance of process-related impurities like host cell protein (HCP), residual DNA, and virus...
December 8, 2016: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914667/high-sensitivity-troponin-t-and-the-risk-of-recurrent-readmissions-after-hospitalisation-for-acute-heart-failure
#18
D Escribano, E Santas, G Miñana, A Mollar, S García-Blas, E Valero, A Payá, F J Chorro, J Sanchis, J Núñez
OBJECTIVES: High-sensitivity troponin is a biomarker of myocardial damage and is associated with a greater risk of mortality and disease progression in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). However, its relationship with the risk of future readmissions is less known. The aim of this study was to assess the association between ultrasensitive troponin T (TnT-us) values in patients with AHF and the risk of recurrent readmissions in the follow-up. METHODS: We prospectively included a cohort of 621 consecutive patients with AHF, excluding those patients with acute coronary syndrome...
November 30, 2016: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912923/predictors-of-30-day-mortality-in-patients-admitted-to-emergency-departments-for-acute-heart-failure
#19
Matthieu Marchetti, Antoine Benedetti, Olivier Mimoz, Jean-Yves Lardeur, Jérémy Guenezan, Nicolas Marjanovic
OBJECTIVES: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a leading cause of admission in emergency departments (ED). It is associated with significant in-hospital mortality, suggesting that there is room for improvement of care. Our aims were to investigate clinical patterns, biological characteristics and determinants of 30-day mortality. METHODS: We conducted a single site, retrospective review of adult patients (≥18years) admitted to ED for AHF over a 12-month period. Data collected included demographics, clinical, biological and outcomes data...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912902/evolution-of-the-clinical-profile-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-treated-in-spanish-emergency-departments
#20
R Escoda, Ò Miró, F J Martín-Sánchez, J Jacob, P Herrero, V Gil, J M Garrido, M J Pérez-Durá, M Fuentes, P Llorens
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the changes in epidemiology, outpatient and emergency department clinical care, and outcomes of patients treated for acute heart failure (AHF) in Spanish hospital emergency departments (HEDs) between 2007 and 2014. METHOD: A multicentre cohort study was conducted that consecutively included patients with AHF diagnosed in 9HEDs during 4 periods (2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014). The study analysed the changes observed in 20 variables corresponding to baseline data, outpatient care and emergency care data and outcome data...
November 29, 2016: Revista Clínica Española
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