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Acute decompensated CHF

Chad M Hall, Daniel C Jupiter, Justin L Regner
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is routinely performed as an outpatient operation. NSQIP tracks acute or symptomatic congestive heart failure (CHF) within 30 days of the index operation. This study aims to quantify adverse events after LC and determine if patients with CHF may benefit from pre-operative optimization or post-operative admission. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective NSQIP database review of all adults undergoing LC between 2008 and 2012...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Mayank K Mittal, Natraj Katta, Martin A Alpert
Chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) refractory to medical therapy represent therapeutic challenges. In such patients, attempts to reduce pulmonary and systemic congestion frequently produce deterioration of renal function. In studies of patients with chronic severe CHF refractory to medical therapy (including loop diuretics), isolated ultrafiltration was frequently able to relieve congestive symptoms by precise removal of extracellular water and sodium, and in some cases was able to restore responsiveness to loop diuretics...
October 2016: Hemodialysis International
Sunil Sharma, Anasua Chakraborty, Anindita Chowdhury, Umer Mukhtar, Leslee Willes, Stuart F Quan
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) has been implicated as a risk factor for the development of several adverse cardiovascular outcomes, but can be mitigated with positive airway pressure therapy (PAP). The nonadherence of patients with SDB on PAP in the outpatient setting ranges from 29% to 84%. However, adherence of PAP in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) admitted for decompensated CHF and in whom SDB has been diagnosed in the hospital setting is not known...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Paskariatne Probo Dewi Yamin, Sunu Budhi Raharjo, Vebiona Kartini Prima Putri, Nani Hersunarti
BACKGROUND: Hospital length of stay (LOS) is a key determinant of heart failure hospitalization costs. Longer LOS is associated with lower quality of care measures and higher rates of readmission and mortality. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction predicted poor outcomes in patients with stable chronic heart failure (CHF), however, its prognostic value in the acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) patients has not been sufficiently clarified. This study investigated the prognostic value of RV dysfunction in predicting longer LOS in ADHF patients...
2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Òscar Miró, Christian Müller, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Héctor Bueno, Alexander Mebazaa, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Víctor Gil, Rosa Escoda, Pere Llorens
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of discontinuing chronic beta-blocker (BB) treatment on short-term outcome in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) during acute decompensation. METHODS: We selected all the patients previously diagnosed with CHF and currently on BB and attended for acute heart failure (AHF) in one of the 35 Spanish emergency departments participating in the EAHFE registry. Patients were classified according to BB maintenance or withdrawal (BBM or BBW, respectively) during the episode...
July 5, 2016: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Bredy Pierre-Louis, Shareen Rodriques, Vanessa Gorospe, Achuta K Guddati, Wilbert S Aronow, Chul Ahn, Maurice Wright
INTRODUCTION: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a common cause of hospital readmission. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at Harlem Hospital in New York City. Data were collected for 685 consecutive adult patients admitted for decompensated CHF from March, 2009 to December, 2012. Variables including patient demographics, comorbidities, laboratory studies, and medical therapy were compared between CHF patient admissions resulting in early CHF readmission and not resulting in early CHF readmission...
June 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Simone Frea, Stefano Pidello, Virginia Bovolo, Cristina Iacovino, Erica Franco, Francesco Pinneri, Alessandro Galluzzo, Alessandra Volpe, Massimiliano Visconti, Andrea Peirone, Mara Morello, Serena Bergerone, Fiorenzo Gaita
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the additional prognostic value of echocardiography in acute decompensation of advanced chronic heart failure (CHF), focusing on right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and its interaction with loading conditions. Few data are available on the prognostic role of echocardiography in acute HF and on the significance of pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe RV failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 265 NYHA IV patients admitted for acute decompensation of advanced CHF (EF 22 ± 7%, systolic blood pressure 107 ± 20 mmHg) were prospectively enrolled...
May 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Alexandros Briasoulis, Emmanuel Androulakis, Theodoros Christophides, Dimitris Tousoulis
Chronic inflammation underlies a variety of seemingly unrelated conditions including coronary artery disease. The interest in exploring the role of inflammation in heart failure (CHF) arises from earlier observations that circulating pro-inflammatory biomarker levels are elevated in patients with both ischaemic and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies and correlate with severity of disease and prognosis (McMurray et al. in Eur Heart J 33:1787-1847, 2012; Mosterd and Hoes in Heart 93:1137-1146, 2007; Owan et al. in New Engl J Med 355:251-259, 2006)...
March 2016: Heart Failure Reviews
Yae Matsuo, Shu Kasama, Takuji Toyama, Ryuichi Funada, Noriaki Takama, Norimichi Koitabashi, Shuichi Ichikawa, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Naoya Matsumoto, Yuichi Sato, Masahiko Kurabayashi
OBJECTIVE: Short-acting loop diuretics are known to enhance cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (CSNA) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The effects of two loop diuretics-long-acting azosemide and short-acting furosemide-on CSNA were evaluated using (123)I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy in patients with CHF. METHODS: The present study was a subanalysis of our previously published study, which had reported that serial (123)I-MIBG studies were the most useful prognostic indicator in patients with CHF...
2016: Open Heart
Saravanan Balamuthusamy, Nishant Jalandhara, Anand Subramanian, Arvindselvan Mohanaselvan
High output heart failure (HF) and pulmonary hypertension have been demonstrated in patients with prevalent arteriovenous (AV) fistulas. Fistulas with flow >2000 mL/minutes are more likely to induce changes in cardiac geometry and pulmonary artery pressure. The effects of reducing flow in AV access and its implications on HF decompensation and hospitalizations have not been studied. Retrospective analysis of 12 patients who needed hospitalization for acute Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) decompensation with AV access flow of 2 L/minutes (as defined by Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI)) or more were included in the study...
July 2016: Hemodialysis International
A G Arutyunov, D O Dragunov, G P Arutyunov, A K Rylova, D D Pashkevich, K V Viter
Aim of the study was to assess mortality and rate of repetitive hospital admissions on days 30, 90, 180, 360, of observation as well as prevalence of concomitant diseases in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). The register was formed in 41 centers of 20 cities of Russian Federation. Number of included patients with signs of chronic heart failure (CHF) was 2498. Data on 2404 was available for final analysis. Rehospitalization rate was 31, 11, 11, and 9.5% during 30 days, and during periods 31-90, 91-180, 181-360 days after discharge from hospital, respectively...
2015: Kardiologiia
Edward D Siew, Sharidan K Parr, Khaled Abdel-Kader, Svetlana K Eden, Josh F Peterson, Nisha Bansal, Adriana M Hung, James Fly, Ted Speroff, T Alp Ikizler, Michael E Matheny
Recurrent AKI is common among patients after hospitalized AKI and is associated with progressive CKD. In this study, we identified clinical risk factors for recurrent AKI present during index AKI hospitalizations that occurred between 2003 and 2010 using a regional Veterans Administration database in the United States. AKI was defined as a 0.3 mg/dl or 50% increase from a baseline creatinine measure. The primary outcome was hospitalization with recurrent AKI within 12 months of discharge from the index hospitalization...
April 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Michael C Scott, Michael E Winters
Patients with acute decompensated heart failure are usually critically ill and require immediate treatment. However, most are not volume overloaded. Emergency department (ED) management is based on rapid initiation of noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation and aggressive titration of nitrates. Afterload reduction with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor can be considered. A diuretic should not be administered before optimal preload and afterload reduction has been achieved. Short-term inotropic therapy can be considered in select patients with cardiogenic shock and acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) who fail to respond to standard therapy...
August 2015: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Cristian Martignani, Igor Diemberger, Cristina Nanni, Mauro Biffi, Matteo Ziacchi, Stefano Boschi, Alessandro Corzani, Stefano Fanti, Gianmario Sambuceti, Giuseppe Boriani
BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an established therapy for advanced congestive heart failure, improving both survival and hospitalization. The mechanism beneath these improvements still needs to be defined as about one-third of the patients do not benefit from resynchronization. Restoration of sympatho-vagal function can play a significant role in the process, but available data are limited. In this scenario, positron emission tomography scans with (11) C-hydroxyephedrine, a noradrenaline analogous, has the potential to characterize the modifications of the sympathetic nervous system induced by CRT in decompensated patients...
August 2015: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Laura Leto, Marzia Testa, Mauro Feola
The determination of B-type natriuretic peptides (BNP) may have a role in the diagnosis of heart failure (HF) or guiding HF therapy. This study investigated the role of BNP determination in a cohort of elderly patients admitted to hospital with acute decompensated HF and its correlation with main demographic, clinical, and instrumental data and evaluated possible association with major outcome such as mortality or readmission after a 6-month period of follow-up. Methods. From October 2011 to May 2014 consecutive patients admitted to our unit with symptoms of acute HF or worsening of chronic HF entered the study collecting functional, echocardiographic, and hydration parameters...
2015: International Journal of Endocrinology
Xianghong Ma, Fei Sun, Junwei Ma
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2015: International Journal of Cardiology
Douglas H Elder, Mohapradeep Mohan, Lynda Cochrane, Helena Charles, Chim C Lang
AIMS: To identify the prevalence and characteristics of recently hospitalized chronic heart failure (CHF) patients in community care who meet the indication for ivabradine. METHODS: A retrospective clinical audit of CHF patients recently hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and subsequently referred to the Tayside Heart Failure Nurse Liaison Service (THFNLS), a Scottish nurse-led community heart failure liaison service. Inclusion criteria were previous hospitalization with ADHF, subsequent referral to the THFNLS, data for ≥ 2 nurse visits, and a recorded pulse...
June 2015: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
D R J Owen, R MacAllister, R Sofat
Use of intravenous furosemide rather than oral administration in acute decompensated congestive cardiac failure is universally recommended in international guidelines. We argue that this recommendation is not supported by the existing evidence, and suggest that trials should be performed to determine whether larger doses of oral furosemide should be prescribed prior to an IV switch. This could reduce length of hospital admissions and allow for more patients to be managed in the primary care setting.
August 2015: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Yoshiaki Kubota, Kuniya Asai, Erito Furuse, Shunichi Nakamura, Koji Murai, Yayoi Tetsuou Tsukada, Wataru Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is present in approximately one-third of all congestive heart failure (CHF) patients, and is a key cause of underprescription and underdosing of β-blockers, largely owing to concerns about precipitating respiratory deterioration. For these reasons, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of β-blockers on the long-term outcomes in CHF patients with COPD. In addition, we compared the effects of two different β-blockers, carvedilol and bisoprolol...
2015: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dmitri Belov, Radmila Lyubarova, Steven Fein, Mikhail Torosoff
BACKGROUND: Coagulation abnormalities can accompany acute congestive heart failure (CHF). However, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is rarely documented in such patients. DIC is characterized by generalized excessive activation of coagulation pathways followed by their depletion with secondary activation of anticoagulation and fibrinolysis. Treatment of the cause is an integral part of management of DIC; thus, recognition of the cause is critical. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old previously healthy man presented with breathlessness, swelling of both legs, and left leg pain...
2015: American Journal of Case Reports
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