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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774566/influence-of-sex-and-pregnancy-on-survival-in-patients-admitted-with-heart-failure-data-from-a-prospective-multicenter-registry
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Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Pablo Díez-Villanueva, Jesús Álvarez-Gracía, Andreu Ferrero-Gregori, Miquel Vives-Borrás, Fernando Worner, Alfredo Bardají, Juan F Delgado, Rafael Vázquez, José R González-Juanatey, Francisco Fernández-Aviles, Juan Cinca
BACKGROUND: Female sex is an independent predictor of better survival in patients with heart failure but the mechanism of this association is unknown. On the other hand, pregnancies have a strong influence in the cardiovascular system. HYPOTHESIS: Sex and previous gestations might have a prognostic impact on one-year mortality in patients admitted with heart failure. METHODS: Observational prospective consecutive multicenter registry of 1831 patients (756 women [41...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774392/cost-effectiveness-of-ventricular-assist-device-destination-therapy-for-advanced-heart-failure-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Defne A Magnetta, JaHyun Kang, Peter D Wearden, Kenneth J Smith, Brian Feingold
Destination ventricular assist device therapy (DT-VAD) is well accepted in select adults with medically refractory heart failure (HF) who are not transplant candidates; however, its use in younger patients with progressive diseases is unclear. We sought to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of DT-VAD in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with advanced HF. We created a Markov-state transition model (5-year horizon) to compare survival, costs, and quality of life (QOL) between medical management and DT-VAD in DMD with advanced HF...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773070/humoral-immunity-in-heart-failure
#3
Khadija Rafiq
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve disorders of heart and blood vessels, including: hypertension, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, which finally lead to heart failure (HF). There are several treatments available all over the world, but still CVD and heart failure became the number one problem causing death every year worldwide. Both experimental and clinical studies have shown a role for inflammation in the pathogenesis of heart failure...
May 17, 2018: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770296/an-overview-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-single-ventricle-patients
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REVIEW
Jacob R Miller, Timothy S Lancaster, Connor Callahan, Aaron M Abarbanell, Pirooz Eghtesady
The population of people with a single-ventricle is continually increasing due to improvements across the spectrum of medical care. Unfortunately, a proportion of these patients will develop heart failure. Often, for these patients, mechanical circulatory support (MCS) represents the only available treatment option. While single-ventricle patients currently represent a small proportion of the total number of patients who receive MCS, as the single-ventricle patient population increases, this number will increase as well...
April 2018: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766321/acute-kidney-injury-after-implantation-of-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-comparison-of-axial-flow-heartmate-ii-and-centrifugal-flow-heartware-hvad-devices
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Azeen Anjum, Chitaru Kurihara, Andre Critsinelis, Masashi Kawabori, Tadahisa Sugiura, Andrew B Civitello, Whitson B Etheridge, Reynolds M Delgado, Leo Simpson, Joggy K George, Ajith P Nair, O H Frazier, Jeffrey A Morgan
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) are increasingly being used to treat advanced, refractory chronic heart failure. Herein, we sought to determine the incidence of postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in axial-flow (HeartMate II; HM-II) and centrifugal-flow (HVAD) CF-LVAD recipients, as well as the effect of AKI on mortality. The study cohort comprised 520 patients who received a HM-II (n = 398) or HVAD (n = 122) at our center between November 2003 and March 2016. Their records were reviewed to determine the incidence of RIFLE-defined AKI after LVAD implantation...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762881/colchicine-a-microtubule-disassembling-drug-in-the-therapy-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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George N Chaldakov
Colchicum autumnale, from which colchicine has been isolated more than 100 years ago, has been used as a treatment for pain and swelling for thousands of years. It is one of the few drugs known from that time period whose use has survived to modernity. Over the past decades, advances in the knowledge of (i) cytoskeletal microtubules (МТ), and (ii) anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic effects of colchicine, a classical MT-disassembling (tubulin-targeting) agent, have led to potential new uses for this very old drug extended beyond acute gouty arthritis and familial Mediterranean fever...
May 15, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761362/pulmonary-hypertension-due-to-left-heart-disease-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-ct-in-chronic-systolic-heart-failure
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Geoffrey C Colin, Bernhard L Gerber, Christophe de Meester de Ravenstein, David Byl, Anna Dietz, Michele Kamga, Agnes Pasquet, David Vancraeynest, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Anne-Marie D'Hondt, Benoit Ghaye, Anne-Catherine Pouleur
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of chest computed tomography (CT) to predict pulmonary hypertension (PH) and outcome in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We reviewed 119 consecutive patients with HFrEF by CT, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and right heart catheterization (RHC). CT-derived pulmonary artery (PA) diameter and PA to ascending aorta diameter ratio (PA:A ratio), left atrial, right atrial, right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular volumes were correlated with RHC mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) ...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757910/ishlt-primary-graft-dysfunction-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcome-a-uk-national-study
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Sanjeet Singh Avtaar Singh, Nicholas R Banner, Sally Rushton, Andre R Simon, Colin Berry, Nawwar Al-Attar
BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HTx) remains the most effective long-term treatment for advanced heart failure. Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) continues to be a potentially life-threatening early complication. In 2014, a consensus statement released by ISHLT established diagnostic criteria for PGD. We studied the incidence of PGD across the UK. METHODS: We analysed the medical records of all adult patients who underwent heart transplantation between October 2012-October 2015 in the 6 UK heart transplant centers Preoperative donor and recipient characteristics, intraoperative details and posttransplant complications were compared between the PGD and non PGD groups using the ISHLT definition...
May 1, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754663/the-prognostic-value-of-the-relationship-between-right-atrial-and-pulmonary-capillary-wedge-pressure-in-diverse-cardiovascular-conditions
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Douglas Marshall Brinkley, Kalon K L Ho, Mark H Drazner, Robb D Kociol
BACKGROUND: Physical examination of jugular venous pressure is used to estimate right atrial (RA) pressure and infer left-sided filling pressure to assist volume management. Previous studies in advanced heart failure patients showed about 75% concordance between RA and pulmonary capillary wedge (PCW) pressures. We sought to determine the relationship between mean RA and mean PCW pressure and assess the clinical significance in a broad population of patients undergoing invasive right heart catheterization (RHC)...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754660/predictors-of-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-hemodynamic-failure-in-non-acute-myocardial-infarction-cardiogenic-shock
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Steven Hsu, Swetha Kambhampati, Christopher M Sciortino, Stuart D Russell, Steven P Schulman
OBJECTIVES: To characterize patient profile and hemodynamic profile of those undergoing intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) for cardiogenic shock and define predictors of hemodynamic failure of IABP support. BACKGROUND: Clinical characteristics of IABP support in cardiogenic shock not related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain poorly characterized. METHODS: We retrospectively studied a cohort of 74 patients from 2010 to 2015 who underwent IABP insertion for cardiogenic shock complicating acute decompensated heart failure not due to AMI...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754170/cardiac-support-device-asd-delivers-bone-marrow-stem-cells-repetitively-to-epicardium-has-promising-curative-effects-in-advanced-heart-failure
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Shizhong Yue, Muhammad Naveed, Wang Gang, Dingding Chen, Zhijie Wang, Feng Yu, Xiaohui Zhou
Ventricular restraint therapy is a non-transplant surgical option for the management of advanced heart failure (HF). To augment the therapeutic applications, it is hypothesized that ASD shows remarkable capabilities not only in delivering stem cells but also in dilated ventricles. Male SD rats were divided into four groups (n = 6): normal, HF, HF + ASD, and HF + ASD-BMSCs respectively. HF was developed by left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery ligation in all groups except normal group. Post-infarcted electrocardiography (ECG) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) showed abnormal heart function in all model groups and HF + ASD-BMSCs group showed significant improvement as compared to other HF, HF + ASD groups on day 30...
May 12, 2018: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750374/endothelial-metabolic-control-of-lymphangiogenesis
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REVIEW
Pengchun Yu, Guosheng Wu, Heon-Woo Lee, Michael Simons
Lymphangiogenesis is an important developmental process that is critical to regulation of fluid homeostasis, immune surveillance and response as well as pathogenesis of a number of diseases, among them cancer, inflammation, and heart failure. Specification, formation, and maturation of lymphatic blood vessels involves an interplay between a series of events orchestrated by various transcription factors that determine expression of key genes involved in lymphangiogenesis. These are traditionally thought to be under control of several key growth factors including vascular growth factor-C (VEGF-C) and fibroblast growth factors (FGFs)...
May 11, 2018: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748368/cardiovascular-effects-of-new-oral-glucose-lowering-agents-dpp-4-and-sglt-2-inhibitors
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REVIEW
André J Scheen
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major challenge in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glucose-lowering agents that reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events would be considered a major advance, as recently reported with liraglutide and semaglutide, 2 glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, and with empagliflozin and canagliflozin, 2 SGLT-2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter type 2) inhibitors, but not with DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitors. The present review is devoted to CV effects of new oral glucose-lowering agents...
May 11, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748365/clinical-experience-with-regenerative-therapy-in-heart-failure-advancing-care-with-cardiopoietic-stem-cell-interventions
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Jozef Bartunek, Andre Terzic, Atta Behfar, William Wijns
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May 11, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746258/gi-bleeding-during-cf-lvad-support-state-of-the-field
#15
Rachna Kataria, Ulrich P Jorde
Continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) are increasingly used for the management of advanced heart failure refractory to optimal medical therapy. Despite the encouraging outcomes with CF-LVADs, gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) continues to be a rather concerning complication resulting in increased rates of readmission and increased morbidity. The exact pathophysiology of CF-LVAD associated GIB remains poorly understood and this lack of knowledge limits our ability to control this morbid complication...
May 9, 2018: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743195/isovolumic-loading-of-the-failing-heart-by-intraventricular-placement-of-a-spring-expander-attenuates-cardiac-atrophy-after-heterotopic-heart-transplantation
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Martin Pokorný, Iveta Mrázová, Jan Šochman, Vojtěch Melenovský, Jiří Malý, Jan Pirk, Lenka Červenková, Janusz Sadowski, Zdeněk Čermák, Karel Volenec, Šárka Vacková, Hana Maxová, Luděk Červenka, Ivan Netuka
Cardiac atrophy is the most common complication of prolonged application of the left ventricle assist device in patients with advanced heart failure. Our aim was to evaluate the course of unloading-induced cardiac atrophy in rats with failing hearts, and to examine if increased isovolumic loading obtained by intraventricular implantation of an especially designed spring expander would attenuate this process. Heterotopic abdominal heart transplantation (HTx ) was used as a rat model of heart unloading. Heart failure (HF) was induced by volume overload achieved by creation of the aorto-caval fistula...
May 9, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740330/heart-failure-and-frailty-in-the-community-living-elderly-population-what-the-ufo-study-will-tell-us
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Erik Fung, Elsie Hui, Xiaobo Yang, Leong T Lui, King F Cheng, Qi Li, Yiting Fan, Daljit S Sahota, Bosco H M Ma, Jenny S W Lee, Alex P W Lee, Jean Woo
Heart failure and frailty are clinical syndromes that present with overlapping phenotypic characteristics. Importantly, their co-presence is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. While mechanical and electrical device therapies for heart failure are vital for select patients with advanced stage disease, the majority of patients and especially those with undiagnosed heart failure would benefit from early disease detection and prompt initiation of guideline-directed medical therapies. In this article, we review the problematic interactions between heart failure and frailty, introduce a focused cardiac screening program for community-living elderly initiated by a mobile communication device app leading to the Undiagnosed heart Failure in frail Older individuals (UFO) study, and discuss how the knowledge of pre-frailty and frailty status could be exploited for the detection of previously undiagnosed heart failure or advanced cardiac disease...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739707/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-increased-risk-of-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-patients-admitted-for-acute-heart-failure
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Filippo Valbusa, Davide Agnoletti, Luca Scala, Cristina Grillo, Pietro Arduini, Stefano Bonapace, Stefano Calabria, Giuliana Scaturro, Alessandro Mantovani, Giacomo Zoppini, Emanuela Turcato, Aldo Pietro Maggioni, Guido Arcaro, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an emerging risk factor for incident heart failure (HF). It is currently unknown whether NAFLD predicts all-cause mortality in patients admitted for acute HF. We aimed to assess whether NAFLD and its severity (diagnosed by ultrasonography and non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers) were associated with increased all-cause mortality in this particularly high-risk patient population. METHODS: We studied 264 elderly patients, who were consecutively admitted for acute HF to the hospital between years 2013 and 2015, after excluding those with acute myocardial infarction, severe valvular heart diseases, kidney failure, cancer, cirrhosis of any etiology or known chronic liver diseases...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739428/incidence-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-octogenarians-in-jordan
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Ashraf O Oweis, Sameeha A Alshelleh
OBJECTIVE: Improvements in the health care system, resulted in a greater number of geriatric patients diagnosed with acute kidney injury (AKI). We evaluated the incidence and outcome of AKI in octogenarians, as studies in the Middle-East region are few; moreover, treatment approaches, in addition to medical decisions, may require special consideration for advanced age to improve the outcomes. RESULTS: At King Abdullah II teaching and referral hospital, we recruited patients aged 80-90 years who were admitted to the medical floor between January 2010 and December 2013...
May 8, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738370/biologics-and-cardiovascular-disease
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John S Van Taunay, M Teresa Albelda, Juan Carlos Frias, Michael J Lipinski
The advent of biologic therapy has enhanced our ability to augment disease in an increasingly targeted manner. The use of biologics in cardiovascular disease (CVD) has steadily increased over the past several decades. Much of the early data on biologics and CVD were derived from their use in rheumatologic populations. Atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and heart failure have been closely linked to the inflammatory response. Accordingly, cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-1 have been targeted...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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