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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918108/heart-failure-with-recovered-ejection-fraction-in-african-americans-results-from-the-african-american-heart-failure-trial
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Kay-Won Chang, Neil Beri, Nghia H Nguyen, Boris Arbit, Sutton Fox, Sean Mojaver, Paul Clopton, S William Tam, Anne L Taylor, Jay N Cohn, Alan S Maisel, Inder S Anand
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have described the entity of heart failure with recovered ejection fraction (HFrecEF), but population specific studies remain lacking. The aim of this study was to characterize patients enrolled in the African-American Heart Failure Trial (A-HeFT) who had significant improvement in their ejection fraction (EF) during the first 6 months of follow-up. METHODS AND RESULTS: Subjects (n = 59) with HFrecEF (improvement in EF from < 35% to > 40% in 6 months) were compared to 259 with heart failure and persistently reduced EF (HFrEF), defined as EF ≤ 40% at 6 month follow-up...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917679/epidemiology-of-left-ventricular-systolic%C3%A2-dysfunction-and-heart-failure-in%C3%A2-the-framingham-study-an-echocardiographic-study-over-3-decades
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Ramachandran S Vasan, Vanessa Xanthakis, Asya Lyass, Charlotte Andersson, Connie Tsao, Susan Cheng, Jayashri Aragam, Emelia J Benjamin, Martin G Larson
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the temporal trends in prevalence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in individuals without and with heart failure (HF) in the community over a 3-decade period of observation. BACKGROUND: Temporal trends in the prevalence and management of major risk factors may affect the epidemiology of HF. METHODS: We compared the frequency, correlates, and prognosis of LVSD (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] <50%) among Framingham Study participants without and with clinical HF in 3 decades (1985 to 1994, 1995 to 2004, and 2005 to 2014)...
September 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917022/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-management-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Shams Y-Hassan, Per Tornvall
Takotsubo syndrome is a recently recognized acute cardiac disease entity with a clinical presentation resembling that of an acute coronary syndrome. The typical takotsubo syndrome patient has a unique circumferential left (bi-) ventricular contraction abnormality profile that extends beyond a coronary artery supply territory and appears to follow the anatomical cardiac sympathetic innervation. The syndrome predominantly affects postmenopausal women and is often preceded by emotional or physical stress. Patients with predisposing factors such as malignancy and other chronic comorbidities are more prone to suffer from takotsubo syndrome...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916422/watchful-waiting-in-aortic-stenosis-the-problem-of-acute-decompensation
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David S Wald, Sam Williams, Fatima Bangash, Jonathan P Bestwick
BACKGROUND: Acute decompensation with heart failure, angina or syncope may be the first indication of undiagnosed aortic stenosis, but should be uncommon when the disorder is known and managed by watchful waiting. There is a lack of information on the proportion of patients with acute decompensated aortic stenosis with and without a prior diagnosis and their outcomes. METHODS: We examined the records of patients with aortic stenosis (ICD code 135.0) admitted to three UK hospitals between January 2015 and January 2016...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915393/the-comparative-effectiveness-of-noninvasive-and-invasive-ventilation-in-patients-with-pneumonia
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Mihaela S Stefan, Aruna Priya, Penelope S Pekow, Tara Lagu, Jay S Steingrub, Nicholas S Hill, Brian H Nathanson, Peter K Lindenauer
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of patients hospitalized with pneumonia treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the HealthFacts multihospital electronic medical record database, we included patients hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia and treated with NIV or IMV. We developed a propensity model for receipt of initial NIV and assessed the outcomes in a propensity-matched cohort, and in a covariate adjusted and propensity score weighted models...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914660/mediterranean-diet-impact-on-cardiovascular-diseases-a-narrative-review
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Anna V Mattioli, Pasquale Palmiero, Olivia Manfrini, Paolo E Puddu, Savina Nodari, Alessandra Dei Cas, Giuseppe Mercuro, Domenico Scrutinio, Pietro Palermo, Susanna Sciomer, Simona Di Francesco, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Novo, Roberto F E Pedretti, Annapaola Zito, Gianfranco Parati, Roberto Pedrinelli, Alberto Farinetti, Maria Maiello, Federica Moscucci, Raffaele L Tenaglia, Vincenzo Sucato, Marco Triggiani, Lucia Cugusi, Pietro Scicchitano, Pier S Saba, Marco M Ciccone
: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for more than 17 million deaths per year worldwide. It has been estimated that the influence of lifestyle on CVD mortality amounts to 13.7% for smoking, 13.2% for poor diet, and 12% for inactive lifestyle. These results deeply impact both the healthy status of individuals and their skills in working. The impact of CVD on productivity loss accounts for the 24% in total costs for CVD management.Mediterranean diet (MedD) can positively impact on natural history of CVD. It is characterized by a relatively high consumption of inexpensive and genuine food such as cereals, vegetables, legumes, nuts, fish, fresh fruits, and olive oil as the principal source of fat, low meat consumption and low-to-moderate consumption of milk, dairy products, and wine...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906129/perceptions-of-u-s-veterans-affairs-and-community-healthcare-providers-regarding-cross-system-care-for-heart-failure
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Charlene A Pope, Boyd H Davis, Leticia Wine, Lynne S Nemeth, K Sue Haddock, Tom Hartney, R Neal Axon
Objectives This study explores perceptions of US Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA healthcare providers caring for Veterans with heart failure (HF) regarding Veteran knowledge and motivations for dual use, provider roles in recommending and coordinating dual use, systems barriers and facilitators, and suggestions for improving cross-system care. Methods Twenty VA and 11 non-VA providers participated in semi-structured interviews, which were analyzed using parallel qualitative content and discourse analysis. Results VA and non-VA providers described variable HF knowledge and self-management among Veterans, and both groups described the need for improved education addressing medication adherence, self-care, and management of acute symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904030/approach-to-advanced-heart-failure-at-the-end-of-life
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REVIEW
Leah Steinberg, Meghan White, Jennifer Arvanitis, Amna Husain, Susanna Mak
OBJECTIVE: To outline symptom management in, as well as offer a home-based protocol for, patients with advanced heart failure (HF). SOURCES OF INFORMATION: The terms palliative care and heart failure were searched in PubMed and relevant databases. All articles were reviewed. The specific medical management protocol was developed by the "HeartFull" collaborative team at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care in Toronto, Ont. MAIN MESSAGE: Educating patients about advanced HF and helping them understand their illness and illness trajectory can foster end-of-life discussions...
September 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902381/-organ-interactions-heart-and-lung-management-of-the-acute-right-heart-failure
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Guido Michels, Roman Pfister
The pathophysiology and the management of patients with acute right heart failure are very complex. The bed-side focused echocardiography is the basis of differential diagnosis and acute diagnosis. Individual therapy monitoring is complex due to the strong preload dependence of the right ventricle and the limitation of non-invasive estimation of pulmonary-vascular hemodynamics, so that the indication for a pulmonary artery catheter should be liberal in acute right heart failure. The treatment goals of acute right heart failure are the treatment of the underlying disease or triggering factors in combination with individualized optimization of hemodynamic tailored to current right-ventricular function...
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901967/intervention-mapping-approach-in-the-design-of-an-interactive-mobile-health-application-to-improve-self-care-in-heart-failure
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Ponrathi Athilingam, John M Clochesy, Miguel A Labrador
Heart failure is a complex syndrome among older adults who may experience and interpret symptoms differently. These differences in symptom interpretation may influence decision-making in symptom management. A well-informed and motivated person may develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage symptoms. Therefore, the patient-centered mobile health application HeartMapp was designed to engage patients with heart failure in self-care management by offering tailored alerts and feedback using mobile phones...
September 8, 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901848/pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-left-heart-disease
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Ghazal Kabbach, Debabrata Mukherjee
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to left heart disease (LHD) is the most common form of PH, accounting for more than two third of all PH cases. The hemodynamic abnormalities seen in PH-LHD are complex, and there are currently minimal evidence-based recommendations for the management of PH-LHD. While it is accepted that PH in the context of left heart disease is a marker of worse prognosis, it remains unclear whether its primary treatment is beneficial or harmful. In this article, we discuss the prevalence and significance of PH in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) as well as HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and those with valvular heart disease and provide insights into the complex pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary interrelationship in individuals with PH due to left heart disease...
September 12, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901787/medication-management-strategies-used-by-older-adults-with-heart-failure-a-systems-based-analysis
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Robin S Mickelson, Richard J Holden
BACKGROUND: Older adults with heart failure use strategies to cope with the constraining barriers impeding medication management. Strategies are behavioral adaptations that allow goal achievement despite these constraining conditions. When strategies do not exist, are ineffective or maladaptive, medication performance and health outcomes are at risk. While constraints to medication adherence are described in literature, strategies used by patients to manage medications are less well-described or understood...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901643/renal-function-monitoring-in-heart-failure-what-is-the-optimal-frequency-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
A Al-Naher, D J Wright, M A J Devonald, M Pirmohamed
The second most common cause of hospitalisation due to adverse drug reactions in the UK is renal dysfunction due to diuretics, particularly in patients with heart failure, where diuretic therapy is a mainstay of treatment regimens. Therefore the optimal frequency for monitoring renal function in these patients is an important consideration for preventing renal failure and hospitalisation. This review looks at the current evidence for optimal monitoring practices of renal function in patients with heart failure according to national and international guidelines on the management of heart failure (AHA/NICE/ESC/SIGN)...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900738/novel-temporary-left-ventricular-assist-system-with-hydrodynamically-levitated-bearing-pump-for-bridge-to-decision-initial-preclinical-assessment-in-a-goat-model
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Satoru Kishimoto, Yoshiaki Takewa, Tomonori Tsukiya, Toshihide Mizuno, Kazuma Date, Hirohito Sumikura, Yutaka Fujii, Kentaro Ohnuma, Konomi Togo, Nobumasa Katagiri, Noritsugu Naito, Yuichiro Kishimoto, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Motonobu Nishimura, Eisuke Tatsumi
The management of heart failure patients presenting in a moribund state remains challenging, despite significant advances in the field of ventricular assist systems. Bridge to decision involves using temporary devices to stabilize the hemodynamic state of such patients while further assessment is performed and a decision can be made regarding patient management. We developed a new temporary left ventricular assist system employing a disposable centrifugal pump with a hydrodynamically levitated bearing. We used three adult goats (body weight, 58-68 kg) to investigate the 30-day performance and hemocompatibility of the newly developed left ventricular assist system, which included the pump, inflow and outflow cannulas, the extracorporeal circuit, and connectors...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899603/anaemia-but-not-iron-deficiency-is-associated-with-clinical-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-severe-heart-failure-and-palliative-home-care-a-substudy-of-the-prefer-trial
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Kurt Boman, Mona Olofsson, Ann-Charlotte R Bergman, Margareta Brännström
BACKGROUND: To explore the relationships between anaemia or iron deficiency (ID) and symptoms, quality of life (QoL), morbidity, and mortality. METHODS: A post-hoc, non-prespecified, explorative substudy of the prospective randomized PREFER trial. One centre study of outpatients with severe HF and palliative need managed with advanced home care. Associations between anaemia, ID, and the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), Euro QoL (EQ-5D), Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questions (KCCQ) were examined only at baseline but at 6months for morbidity and mortality...
September 9, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899229/thyroid-storm-a-japanese-perspective
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Takashi Akamizu
BACKGROUND: Thyroid storm (TS) is life threatening. In the mid-2000s, its incidence was poorly defined, peer-reviewed diagnostic criteria were not available, and management and treatment did not seem to be verified based upon evidence and latest advances in medicine. METHODS: We first developed diagnostic criteria based on 99 patients in the literature and our 7 patients. We then conducted initial and follow-up surveys from 2004 through 2008, targeting all hospitals in Japan to obtain and verify information on patients who met diagnostic criteria for TS...
September 13, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898880/personalized-management-of-cardiovascular-disorders
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Kewal K Jain
Personalized management of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs), also referred to as personalized or precision cardiology in accordance with general principles of personalized medicine, is the selection of best treatment for an individual patient. It involves the integration of various 'omics' technologies such as genomics and proteomics as well as other new technologies such as nanobiotechnology. Molecular diagnostics and biomarkers are important for linking diagnosis with therapy and monitoring of therapy. Because CVDs involve perturbations of large complex biological networks, a systems biology approach to CVD risk stratification may be used for improving risk-estimating algorithms and modeling of personalized benefit-of-treatment may be helpful for guiding choice of intervention...
September 11, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893677/accuracy-of-self-reported-heart-failure-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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Ricky Camplain, Anna Kucharska-Newton, Laura Loehr, Thomas C Keyserling, J Bradley Layton, Lisa Wruck, Aaron R Folsom, Alain G Bertoni, Gerardo Heiss
OBJECTIVE: To estimate agreement of self-reported heart failure (HF) with physician diagnosed HF and compare the prevalence of HF by method of ascertainment. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: ARIC cohort members (60-83 years of age) were asked annually whether a physician indicated they have HF. For those self-reporting HF, physicians were asked to confirm their patient's HF status. Physician diagnosed HF included surveillance of hospitalized HF, and hospitalized and outpatient HF identified in administrative claims databases...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892319/-which-antidiabetic-agent-in-a-patient-with-type-2-diabetes-and-heart-failure
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A J Scheen, N Paquot
Heart failure is raising an increasing interest in patients with type 2 diabetes. Indeed, they combine different risk factors for this complication and they have time to develop it because they survive longer due to a better prevention of atherothrombotic cardiovascular events. Beyond the classical therapy of heart failure, management should select the most suited glucose-lowering agents. Indeed, all do not have the same impact as some of them have proven their ability to reduce the risk of hospitalisation for heart failure whereas others are associated with an increased risk, either well proven or at least suspected...
September 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891746/impact-of-sex-on-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-related-causes-of-premature-mortality-in-the-united-states
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Titilola Falasinnu, Yashaar Chaichian, Julia F Simard
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is a source of significantly decreased life expectancy in the United States. This study investigated causes of deaths among males and females with SLE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study used the national death certificate database of ∼2.7 million death records in the United States, 2014. SLE was defined using Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases codes: M32...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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