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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632748/trimetazidine-therapy-for-diabetic-mouse-hearts-subjected-to-ex-vivo-acute-heart-failure
#1
Emilene Breedt, Lydia Lacerda, M Faadiel Essop
Acute heart failure (AHF) is the most common primary diagnosis for hospitalized heart diseases in Africa. As increased fatty acid β-oxidation (FAO) during heart failure triggers detrimental effects on the myocardium, we hypothesized that trimetazidine (TMZ) (partial FAO inhibitor) offers cardioprotection under normal and obese-related diabetic conditions. Hearts were isolated from 12-14-week-old obese male and female diabetic (db/db) mice versus lean non-diabetic littermates (db/+) controls. The Langendorff retrograde isolated heart perfusion system was employed to establish an ex vivo AHF model: a) Stabilization phase-Krebs Henseleit buffer (10 mM glucose) at 100 mmHg (25 min); b) Critical Acute Heart Failure (CAHF) phase-(1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619495/results-of-atypical-hemifacial-spasm-with-microvascular-decompression-14-cases-reported-and-lectures-reviewed
#2
Hua Zhao, Xin Zhang, Ying Zhang, Yin-da Tang, Jin Zhu, Xu-Hui Wang, Ting-Ting Ying, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: There were few studies reporting atypical hemifacial spasm(AHFS) and the mechanism of AHFS is still unclear. The purpose of this article was to study the etiology, prognosis and treatment of atypical hemifacial spasm. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data for 14 consecutive patients that underwent microvascular decompression(MVD) for AHFS from January 2014 to December 2015. The clinical feature, outcome and complications were observed...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614403/changes-in-arm-hand-function-and-arm-hand-skill-performance-in-patients-after-stroke-during-and-after-rehabilitation
#3
Johan Anton Franck, Rob Johannes Elise Marie Smeets, Henk Alexander Maria Seelen
BACKGROUND: Arm-hand rehabilitation programs applied in stroke rehabilitation frequently target specific populations and thus are less applicable in heterogeneous patient populations. Besides, changes in arm-hand function (AHF) and arm-hand skill performance (AHSP) during and after a specific and well-described rehabilitation treatment are often not well evaluated. METHOD: This single-armed prospective cohort study featured three subgroups of stroke patients with either a severely, moderately or mildly impaired AHF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606649/accuracy-of-lung-ultrasound-in-patients-with-acute-dyspnea-the-influence-of-age-multimorbidity-and-cognitive-and-motor-impairment
#4
Luca Vizioli, Paola Forti, Elena Bartoli, Marco Giovagnoli, Guerino Recinella, Davide Bernucci, Marco Masetti, Elena Martino, Gian Luca Pirazzoli, Marco Zoli, Giampaolo Bianchi
Discriminating between causes of dyspnea may be difficult, particularly in the elderly. The aim of this retrospective study of 83 inpatients with acute dyspnea was to assess the influence of age, multimorbidity and cognitive or motor impairment on the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) in discriminating acute heart failure (AHF) from noncardiogenic dyspnea (NCD). Univariate analysis indicates that LUS misdiagnosis was associated with the following parameters: history of stroke (p = 0.037), lower activity of daily living (p = 0...
June 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598569/heart-failure-in-patients-admitted-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-report-from-a-large-national-registry
#5
Raban V Jeger, Otmar Pfister, Dragana Radovanovic, Franz R Eberli, Hans Rickli, Philip Urban, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Jean-Christophe Stauffer, Jörg Nossen, Paul Erne
BACKGROUND: Data on temporal trends of heart failure (HF) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are scarce. HYPOTHESIS: Improved treatment options may have led to lower case-fatality rates (CFRs) during the last years in ACS complicated by HF. METHODS: Patients of the nationwide Acute Myocardial Infarction in Switzerland (AMIS)-Plus ACS registry were analyzed from 2000 to 2014. RESULTS: Of 36 366 ACS patients, 3376 (9.3%) had acute or chronic HF, 2111 (5...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595171/serum-irisin-predicts-mortality-risk-in-acute-heart-failure-patients
#6
Shutong Shen, Rongrong Gao, Yihua Bei, Jin Li, Haifeng Zhang, Yanli Zhou, Wenming Yao, Dongjie Xu, Fang Zhou, Mengchao Jin, Siqi Wei, Kai Wang, Xuejuan Xu, Yongqin Li, Junjie Xiao, Xinli Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irisin is a peptide hormone cleaved from a plasma membrane protein fibronectin type III domain containing protein 5 (FNDC5). Emerging studies have indicated association between serum irisin and many major chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases. However, the role of serum irisin as a predictor for mortality risk in acute heart failure (AHF) patients is not clear. METHODS: AHF patients were enrolled and serum was collected at the admission and all patients were followed up for 1 year...
June 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583677/how-trialists-and-pharmaceutical-sponsors-have-failed-us-by-thinking-that-acute-heart-failure-is-a-48-hour-illness
#7
EDITORIAL
Peter A McCullough
Trials of novel therapies for acute heart failure (HF) have followed a convention of short term, most commonly a 48-hour infusion of parenteral therapy compared with placebo or an active drug in a randomized, double-blind study design. Such trials include OPTIME-CHF, SURVIVE, VERITAS, PROTECT, ASCEND-HF, TRUE-HF, and RELAX-AHF-2. This article reviews how this practice in trials began and summarizes the reasons why such a brief exposure of any novel therapy has failed to reduce the end points of rehospitalization or death...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580623/the-relationship-of-circulating-relaxin-2-concentrations-with-short-term-prognosis-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-the-relahf-study
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Pablo Herrero-Puente, Belén Prieto-García, María García-García, Pere Llorens, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Javier Jacob, Alexandre Mebazaa, Christian Mueller, Alan S Maisel, Víctor Gil, Pablo García-Hernandez, Òscar Miró
AIMS: This study aimed to determine the frequency of detectable relaxin-2 concentrations and associated factors in patients with acute heart failure (AHF) and to establish relationships with short-term outcome and clinical and analytical parameters. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a prospective, analytical, observational, multicentre study with cohort follow-up. We collected sociodemographic variables, previous history, basal status, previous treatment, vital signs, electrocardiographic and analytical data in the emergency department...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577668/characterization-of-hemodynamically-stable-acute-heart-failure-patients-requiring-a-critical-care-unit-admission-derivation-validation-and-refinement-of-a-risk-score
#9
Ismail R Raslan, Paul Brown, Cynthia M Westerhout, Justin A Ezekowitz, Adrian F Hernandez, Randall C Starling, Christopher O'Connor, Finlay A McAlister, Brian H Rowe, Paul W Armstrong, Sean van Diepen
BACKGROUND: Most patients with acute heart failure (AHF) admitted to critical care units (CCUs) are low acuity and do not require CCU-specific therapies, suggesting that they could be managed in a lower-cost ward environment. This study identified the predictors of clinical events and the need for CCU-specific therapies in patients with AHF. METHODS: Model derivation was performed using data from patients in the ASCEND-HF trial cohort (n=7,141), and the Acute Heart Failure Emergency Management community-based registry (n=666) was used to externally validate the model and to test the incremental prognostic utility of 4 variables (heart failure etiology, troponin, B-type natriuretic peptide [BNP], ejection fraction) using net reclassification index and integrated discrimination improvement...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575396/blast-ahf-insights-into-biased-at1-ligands-and-heart-failure-beginning-of-the-end-or-end-of-the-beginning
#10
Shinobu Sugihara, John C Burnett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572743/design-and-rationale-of-the-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-rules-out-acute-cardiac-insufficiency-trial
#11
Benton R Hunter, Sean P Collins, Gregory J Fermann, Phillip D Levy, Changyu Shen, Syed Imran Ayaz, Mette L Cole, Karen F Miller, Adam A Soliman, Peter S Pang
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a common presentation in the Emergency Department (ED), and most patients are admitted to the hospital. Identification of patients with AHF who have a low risk of adverse events and are suitable for discharge from the ED is difficult, and an objective tool would be useful. METHODS: The highly sensitive Troponin T Rules Out Acute Cardiac Insufficiency Trial (TACIT) will enroll ED patients being treated for AHF. Patients will undergo standard ED evaluation and treatment...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567084/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-acute-heart-failure-in-korea-results-from-the-korean-acute-heart-failure-registry-korahf
#12
Sang Eun Lee, Hae-Young Lee, Hyun-Jai Cho, Won-Seok Choe, Hokon Kim, Jin Oh Choi, Eun-Seok Jeon, Min-Seok Kim, Jae-Joong Kim, Kyung-Kuk Hwang, Shung Chull Chae, Sang Hong Baek, Seok-Min Kang, Dong-Ju Choi, Byung-Su Yoo, Kye Hun Kim, Hyun-Young Park, Myeong-Chan Cho, Byung-Hee Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The burden of heart failure has increased in Korea. This registry aims to evaluate demographics, clinical characteristics, management, and long-term outcomes in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure (AHF). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a total of 5625 consecutive subjects hospitalized for AHF in one of 10 tertiary university hospitals from March 2011 to February 2014. Descriptive statistics were used to determine the baseline characteristics of the study population and to compare them with those from other registries...
May 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560717/organ-dysfunction-injury-and-failure-in-acute-heart-failure-from-pathophysiology-to-diagnosis-and-management-a-review-on-behalf-of-the-acute-heart-failure-committee-of-the-heart-failure-association-hfa-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-esc
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REVIEW
Veli-Pekka Harjola, Wilfried Mullens, Marek Banaszewski, Johann Bauersachs, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Ovidiu Chioncel, Sean P Collins, Wolfram Doehner, Gerasimos S Filippatos, Andreas J Flammer, Valentin Fuhrmann, Mitja Lainscak, Johan Lassus, Matthieu Legrand, Josep Masip, Christian Mueller, Zoltán Papp, John Parissis, Elke Platz, Alain Rudiger, Frank Ruschitzka, Andreas Schäfer, Petar M Seferovic, Hadi Skouri, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz, Alexandre Mebazaa
Organ injury and impairment are commonly observed in patients with acute heart failure (AHF), and congestion is an essential pathophysiological mechanism of impaired organ function. Congestion is the predominant clinical profile in most patients with AHF; a smaller proportion presents with peripheral hypoperfusion or cardiogenic shock. Hypoperfusion further deteriorates organ function. The injury and dysfunction of target organs (i.e. heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestine, brain) in the setting of AHF are associated with increased risk for mortality...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558697/does-an-electronic-cognitive-aid-have-an-effect-on-the-management-of-severe-gynaecological-turp-syndrome-a-prospective-randomised-simulation-study
#14
Michael St Pierre, Georg Breuer, Dieter Strembski, Christopher Schmitt, Bjoern Luetcke
BACKGROUND: Lack of familiarity with the content of current guidelines is a major factor associated with non-compliance by clinicians. It is conceivable that cognitive aids with regularly updated medical content can guide clinicians' task performance by evidence-based practices, even if they are unfamiliar with the actual guideline. Acute hyponatraemia as a consequence of TURP syndrome is a rare intraoperative event, and current practice guidelines have changed from slow correction to rapid correction of serum sodium levels...
May 30, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552862/imbalanced-angiogenesis-in-peripartum-cardiomyopathy%C3%A3-diagnostic-value-of-placenta-growth-factor
#15
Alexandre Mebazaa, Marie-France Seronde, Etienne Gayat, Kemi Tibazarwa, Dilly O C Anumba, Najla Akrout, Malha Sadoune, Jamela Sarb, Mattia Arrigo, Justina Motiejunaite, Said Laribi, Matthieu Legrand, Lydia Deschamps, Loubina Fazal, Lila Bouadma, Corinne Collet, Philippe Manivet, Alain Cohen Solal, Jean-Marie Launay, Jane-Lise Samuel, Karen Sliwa
BACKGROUND: Concentrations of the anti-angiogenic factor soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) are altered in peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). In this study we investigated changes in the angiogenesis balance in PPCM.Methods and Results:Plasma concentrations of sFlt-1 and the pro-angiogenic placenta growth factor (PlGF) were determined in patients with PPCM during the post-partum phase (n=83), in healthy women at delivery (n=30), and in patients with acute heart failure (AHF; n=65)...
May 27, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540483/early-treatment-with-tolvaptan-improves-diuretic-response-in-acute-heart-failure-with-renal-dysfunction
#16
Yuya Matsue, Jozine M Ter Maaten, Makoto Suzuki, Sho Torii, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Seiji Fukamizu, Yuichi Ono, Hiroyuki Fujii, Takeshi Kitai, Toshihiko Nishioka, Kaoru Sugi, Yuko Onishi, Makoto Noda, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Yasuhiro Satoh, Kazuki Yoshida, Peter van der Meer, Kevin Damman, Adriaan A Voors, Steven R Goldsmith
BACKGROUND: Poor response to diuretics is associated with worse prognosis in patients with acute heart failure (AHF). We hypothesized that treatment with tolvaptan improves diuretic response in patients with AHF. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the AQUAMARINE open-label randomized study in which a total of 217 AHF patients with renal impairment (eGFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) were randomized to either tolvaptan or conventional treatment. We evaluated diuretic response to 40 mg furosemide or its equivalent based on two different parameters: change in body weight and net fluid loss within 48 h...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508293/influenza-infection-and-heart-failure-vaccination-may-change-heart-failure-prognosis
#17
REVIEW
Nikolaos P E Kadoglou, Frank Bracke, Tim Simmers, Sotirios Tsiodras, John Parissis
The interaction of influenza infection with the pathogenesis of acute heart failure (AHF) and the worsening of chronic heart failure (CHF) is rather complex. The deleterious effects of influenza infection on AHF/CHF can be attenuated by specific immunization. Our review aimed to summarize the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and dosage of anti-influenza vaccination in HF. In this literature review, we searched MEDLINE and EMBASE from January 1st 1966 to December 31st, 2016, for studies examining the association between AHF/CHF, influenza infections, and anti-influenza immunizations...
May 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501384/acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department-the-safe-simeu-epidemiological-study
#18
Andrea Fabbri, Giulio Marchesini, Giorgio Carbone, Roberto Cosentini, Annamaria Ferrari, Mauro Chiesa, Alessio Bertini, Federico Rea
BACKGROUND: Patients with acute heart failure (AHF) have high rates of attendance to emergency departments (EDs), with significant health care costs. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients attending Italian EDs for AHF and their diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis on 2683 cases observed in six Italian EDs for AHF (January 2011 to June 2012). RESULTS: The median age of patients was 84 years (interquartile range 12), with females accounting for 55...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501337/late-in-hospital-management-of-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-heart-failure
#19
REVIEW
Nicole B Cyrille, Snehal R Patel
Acute Heart Failure (AHF) hospitalization presents a significant financial burden and portends a poor prognosis following discharge. As such, there has been significant emphasis on the late inpatient management of patients hospitalized with AHF to ensure successful transition to the outpatient setting and to reduce overall readmission and mortality rates. Thorough discharge planning and a multidisciplinary team approach are essential and as outlined in this review should focus on four key elements: the assessment of patients' readiness for discharge, optimization of goal directed medical therapy and appropriate device therapy, patient education and transition to the outpatient care...
May 10, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499668/a-multicenter-feasibility-study-on-ultrafiltration-via-a-single-peripheral-venous-access-in-acute-heart-failure-with-overt-fluid-overload
#20
Marco Morpurgo, Mario Pasqualini, Maria Cristiana Brunazzi, Gabriele Vianello, Roberto Valle, Loris Roncon, Fulvio Fiorini, Nadia Aspromonte, Mario Barbiero, Marco Goldoni, Giancarlo Marenzi
OBJECTIVES: The need for a central venous catheter has limited the widespread use of ultrafiltration in daily clinical practice for the treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) with overt fluid overload. We evaluated the feasibility of a new ultrafiltration device, the CHIARA (Congestive Heart Impairment Advanced Removal Approach) system, that utilizes a single-lumen cannula (17G, multi-hole) inserted in a peripheral vein of the arm. METHODS: In this multicenter, prospective, feasibility study, consecutive ultrafiltration treatments (lasting ≥6 hours and with an ultrafiltration rate ≥100ml/h) with the CHIARA device and a single peripheral venous approach were performed at 6 Italian hospitals...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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