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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438373/geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-as-a-nutritional-and-survival-risk-assessment-tool-in-stable-outpatients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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L Sargento, A Vicente Simões, J Rodrigues, S Longo, N Lousada, R Palma Dos Reis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malnutrition is frequent in heart failure (HF). However, the best tool for evaluating malnutrition in geriatric patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the incremental prognostic value of the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) in stable geriatric outpatients with HFrEF compared with a clinical/laboratory prognostic model. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 143 outpatients with HFrEF, aged >65 years, a LVEF <40%, and who were stable and on optimal therapy were studied...
February 22, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424575/contribution-of-autonomic-reflexes-to-the-hyperadrenergic-state-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Edgar Toschi-Dias, Maria Urbana P B Rondon, Chiara Cogliati, Nazareno Paolocci, Eleonora Tobaldini, Nicola Montano
Heart failure (HF) is a complex syndrome representing the clinical endpoint of many cardiovascular diseases of different etiology. Given its prevalence, incidence and social impact, a better understanding of HF pathophysiology is paramount to implement more effective anti-HF therapies. Based on left ventricle (LV) performance, HF is currently classified as follows: (1) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF); (2) with mid-range EF (HFmrEF); and (3) with preserved EF (HFpEF). A central tenet of HFrEF pathophysiology is adrenergic hyperactivity, featuring increased sympathetic nerve discharge and a progressive loss of rhythmical sympathetic oscillations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416525/treatment-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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REVIEW
Atul Verma, Jonathan M Kalman, David J Callans
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) frequently coexist, and each complicates the course and treatment of the other. Recent population-based studies have demonstrated that the 2 conditions together increase the risk of stroke, heart failure hospitalization, and all-cause mortality, especially soon after the clinical onset of AF. Guideline-directed pharmacological therapy for HFrEF is important; however, although there are various treatment modalities for AF, there is no clear consensus on how best to treat AF with concomitant HFrEF...
April 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401618/tailoring-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-therapy-in-heart-failure-patients-are-we-moving-towards-a-personalized-approach
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REVIEW
João Pedro Ferreira, Robert J Mentz, Anne Pizard, Bertram Pitt, Faiez Zannad
The aim of personalized medicine is to offer a tailored approach to each patient in order to provide the most effective therapy, while reducing risks and side effects. The use of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) has demonstrated major benefits in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), results with challenging inconsistencies in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and 'neutral' preliminary results in acute heart failure. Data derived from landmark trials are generally applied in a 'one size fits all' manner and the development and implementation of more personalized MRA management would offer the potential to improve outcomes and reduce side effects...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398017/differential-effects-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition-in-chronic-cardiac-decompensation-depending-on-the-type-whether-hfref-or-hfpef-of-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis
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Renato DE Vecchis, Arturo Cesaro, Carmelina Ariano
INTRODUCTION: According to 2015 ESC/ERS guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension(PH), no specific drug is currently indicated for PH related to left heart disease( PH-LDH), i.e., the one secondary to left chronic heart failure (CHF), which coincides with the group 2 of the PH classification endorsed by the above-mentioned guidelines. In fact, adoption of therapies that specifically apply for so-called pulmonary arterial hypertension (group 1 of the PH classification) has been regarded as substantially contraindicated in patients with PH- LHD, according to current ESC/ERS guidelines...
April 10, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395286/heart-failure-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-in-hemodialysis-patients-prevalence-disease-prediction-and-prognosis
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Marlies Antlanger, Stefan Aschauer, Chantal Kopecky, Manfred Hecking, Johannes J Kovarik, Johannes Werzowa, Julia Mascherbauer, Bernd Genser, Marcus D Säemann, Diana Bonderman
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Heart failure (HF) is a main cause of mortality of hemodialysis (HD) patients. While HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is known to only affect a minority of patients, little is known about the prevalence, associations with clinical characteristics and prognosis of HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS: We included 105 maintenance HD patients from the Medical University of Vienna into this prospective single-center cohort study and determined the prevalence of HFpEF (per the 2013 criteria of the European Society of Cardiology) and HFrEF (EF <45%), using standardized post-HD transthoracic echocardiography...
April 11, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393567/prognostic-impact-of-heart-rate-in-elderly-with-systolic-heart-failure-and-concomitant-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Salim Barywani, Max Petzold
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the impact of resting heart rate (HR) on 5-year all-cause mortality in patients ≥80 years with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) after optimal up-titration of beta-blockers (BBs). METHODS: Patients (n = 185) aged ≥80 years with HF and left ventricular ejection fraction ≤40% were included between January 2000 and January 2008 from two university hospitals, Sahlgrenska and Östra and retrospectively studied from January 2 to May 30, 2013...
April 10, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391273/inverse-correlation-of-venous-brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels-with-body-mass-index-is-due-to-decreased-production
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Zubair Shah, Mark Wiley, Arun Mahankali Sridhar, Reza Masoomi, Mazda Biria, Dhananjay Lakkireddy, Buddhadeb Dawn, Kamal Gupta
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to study the association between body mass index (BMI) and coronary sinus (CS) brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients with heart failure and reduced systolic function (HFrEF). BACKGROUND: There is an inverse relationship between systemic venous BNP (V-BNP) levels and BMI in patients with HFrEF. It is unclear whether this finding is due to decreased production or due to an increased metabolism of BNP. Since CS-BNP levels reflect BNP production, we hypothesized that assessing the correlation of CS-BNP levels with BMI would provide insight into the mechanism of this inverse relationship of V-BNP and BMI...
April 8, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387860/prolonged-central-circulation-transit-time-in-patients-with-hfpef-and-hfref-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jie J Cao, Laura Li, Jeannette McLaughlin, Michael Passick
Aims: Prolonged central circulation transit time (TT) has long been associated with heart failure (HF) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. In this study, we assessed the central circulation TT using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in patients with HF of preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and of reduced EF (HFrEF) and investigated its relation to haemodynamics. Methods and results: Fifty eight prospectively recruited volunteers underwent CMR. TT was taken as the time between the peaks of time-intensity curves from first pass perfusion images and normalized to cardiac cycle length intervals...
April 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387002/recovered-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-outcomes-a-prospective-study
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Josep Lupón, Carles Díez-López, Marta de Antonio, Mar Domingo, Elisabet Zamora, Pedro Moliner, Beatriz González, Javier Santesmases, Maria I Troya, Antoni Bayes-Genis
AIMS: Significant recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) occurs in a proportion of patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). We analysed outcomes, including mortality [all-cause, cardiovascular (CV), HF-related, and sudden death], and HF-related hospitalizations in this HF-recovered group. The primary endpoint was a composite of CV death or HF hospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS: LVEF was assessed at baseline and at 1 year in 1057 consecutive HF patients...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386917/epidemiology-and-one-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-preserved-mid-range-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-an-analysis-of-the-esc-heart-failure-long-term-registry
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Ovidiu Chioncel, Mitja Lainscak, Petar M Seferovic, Stefan D Anker, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Veli-Pekka Harjola, John Parissis, Cecile Laroche, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Candida Fonseca, Alexandre Mebazaa, Lars Lund, Giuseppe A Ambrosio, Andrew J Coats, Roberto Ferrari, Frank Ruschitzka, Aldo P Maggioni, Gerasimos Filippatos
AIMS: The objectives of the present study were to describe epidemiology and outcomes in ambulatory heart failure (HF) patients stratified by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and to identify predictors for mortality at 1 year in each group. METHODS AND RESULTS: The European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry is a prospective, observational study collecting epidemiological information and 1-year follow-up data in 9134 HF patients. Patients were classified according to baseline LVEF into HF with reduced EF [EF <40% (HFrEF)], mid-range EF [EF 40-50% (HFmrEF)] and preserved EF [EF >50% (HFpEF)]...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384660/association-between-hiv-infection-and-the-risk-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-in-the-antiretroviral-therapy-era-results-from-the-veterans-aging-cohort-study
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Matthew S Freiberg, Chung-Chou H Chang, Melissa Skanderson, Olga V Patterson, Scott L DuVall, Cynthia A Brandt, Kaku A So-Armah, Ramachandran S Vasan, Kris Ann Oursler, John Gottdiener, Stephen Gottlieb, David Leaf, Maria Rodriguez-Barradas, Russell P Tracy, Cynthia L Gibert, David Rimland, Roger J Bedimo, Sheldon T Brown, Matthew Bidwell Goetz, Alberta Warner, Kristina Crothers, Hilary A Tindle, Charles Alcorn, Justin M Bachmann, Amy C Justice, Adeel A Butt
Importance: With improved survival, heart failure (HF) has become a major complication for individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is unclear if this risk extends to different types of HF in the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. Determining whether HIV infection is associated with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), or both is critical because HF types differ with respect to underlying mechanism, treatment, and prognosis...
April 5, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381705/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction%C3%A3-relevance-to-age-related-left-ventricular-modeling-in-japanese
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Eisaku Harada, Yuji Mizuno, Fumihito Kugimiya, Makoto Shono, Hiroyuki Maeda, Naotsugu Yano, Koichiro Kuwahara, Hirofumi Yasue
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is increasing with aging of the population. Plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) increase in proportion to the severity of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. The object of this study was to examine the plasma levels of BNP in HFpEF to better understand the pathogenesis of HFpEF as compared with HF with reduced EF (HFrEF).Methods and Results:The study subjects comprised 468 HFpEF patients (158 men, 310 women, mean age 81...
April 4, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378286/resetting-the-neurohormonal-balance-in-heart-failure-hf-the-relevance-of-the-natriuretic-peptide-np-system-to-the-clinical-management-of-patients-with-hf
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REVIEW
Speranza Rubattu, Filippos Triposkiadis
The natriuretic peptide (NP) system, which includes atrial natriuretic peptide, B-type natriuretic peptide, and C-type natriuretic peptide, has an important role in cardiovascular homeostasis, promoting a number of physiological effects including diuresis, vasodilation, and inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. Heart failure (HF) is associated with defects in NP processing and synthesis, and there is a strong relationship between NP levels and disease state. NPs are useful biomarkers in HF, and their use in diagnosis and evaluation of prognosis is well established, particularly in patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF)...
April 5, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371247/ivabradine-current-and-future-treatment-of-heart-failure
#15
Lene Thorup, Ulf Simonsen, Daniela Grimm, Elise Røge Hedegaard
In heart failure (HF), the heart cannot pump blood efficiently and is therefore unable to meet the body's demands of oxygen, and/or there is increased end diastolic pressure. Current treatments for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) include angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitors, angiotension receptor type 1 (AT1 ) antagonists, β-adrenoceptor-antagonists, aldosterone receptor antagonists, diuretics, digoxin and a combination drug with AT1 receptor antagonist and neprilysin inhibitor...
April 2, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371141/design-of-the-effect-of-adaptive-servo-ventilation-on-survival-and-cardiovascular-hospital-admissions-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-sleep-apnoea-the-advent-hf-trial
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Owen D Lyons, John S Floras, Alexander G Logan, Robert Beanlands, Joaquin Durán Cantolla, Michael Fitzpatrick, John Fleetham, R John Kimoff, Richard S T Leung, Geraldo Lorenzi Filho, Pierre Mayer, Lisa Mielniczuk, Debra L Morrison, Clodagh M Ryan, Frederic Series, George A Tomlinson, Anna Woo, Michael Arzt, Sairam Parthasarathy, Stefania Redolfi, Takatoshi Kasai, Gianfranco Parati, Diego H Delgado, T Douglas Bradley
INTRODUCTION: Both types of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), obstructive and central sleep apnoea (OSA and CSA, respectively), are common in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). In such patients, SDB is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality but it remains uncertain whether treating SDB by adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) in such patients reduces morbidity and mortality. AIM: ADVENT-HF is designed to assess the effects of treating SDB with ASV on morbidity and mortality in patients with HFrEF...
April 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371075/associations-with-and-prognostic-impact-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-mid-range-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Ida Löfman, Karolina Szummer, Ulf Dahlström, Tomas Jernberg, Lars H Lund
AIMS: As the role of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in different types of heart failure (HF) is poorly understood, our aim was to compare CKD in HF with preserved (HFpEF), mid-range (HFmrEF), and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) with regard to prevalence, associations and prognostic role. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry were divided into three groups based on EF (≥50%, 40-49% and <40%). CKD was defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate ≤60 mL/min...
March 29, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370829/characterization-of-heart-failure-patients-with-mid-range-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-a-report-from-the-chart-2-study
#18
Kanako Tsuji, Yasuhiko Sakata, Kotaro Nochioka, Masanobu Miura, Takeshi Yamauchi, Takeo Onose, Ruri Abe, Takuya Oikawa, Shintaro Kasahara, Masayuki Sato, Takashi Shiroto, Jun Takahashi, Satoshi Miyata, Hiroaki Shimokawa
BACKGROUND: The new category of heart failure (HF), HF with mid-range left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (HFmrEF), has recently been proposed. However, the clinical features of HFmrEF, with reference to HF with preserved LVEF (HFpEF) and HF with reduced LVEF (HFrEF) in the same HF cohort, remain to be fully examined. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the Chronic Heart Failure Analysis and Registry in the Tohoku District-2 Study, we examined 3480 consecutive HF patients with echocardiography data consisting of 2154 HFpEF (LVEF ≥50%), 596 HFmrEF (LVEF 40-49%) and 730 HFrEF (LVEF <40%)...
March 31, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369148/right-atrial-volume-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Alexander Ivanov, Ambreen Mohamed, Ahmed Asfour, Jean Ho, Saadat A Khan, Onn Chen, Igor Klem, Kumudha Ramasubbu, Sorin J Brener, John F Heitner
BACKGROUND: Right Atrial Volume Index (RAVI) measured by echocardiography is an independent predictor of morbidity in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The aim of this study is to evaluate the predictive value of RAVI assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for all-cause mortality in patients with HFrEF and to assess its additive contribution to the validated Meta-Analysis Global Group in Chronic heart failure (MAGGIC) score. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified 243 patients (mean age 60 ± 15; 33% women) with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 35% measured by CMR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367843/effect-of-obesity-on-the-prognostic-impact-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Mayuko Yagawa, Yuji Nagatomo, Yuki Izumi, Keitaro Mahara, Hitonobu Tomoike, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Takashi Kohno, Atsushi Mizuno, Ayumi Goda, Shun Kohsaka, Tsutomu Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Although obesity is associated with left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic dysfunction, and occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), obese heart failure (HF) patients have a more favorable clinical outcome (obesity paradox). The clinical impact of AF on obese or lean HF patients has not been fully elucidated.Methods and Results:We analyzed 1,681 patients who were enrolled in the West Tokyo Heart Failure Registry (WET-HF Registry), a multicenter, prospective cohort registry from 2005 through 2014...
March 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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