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Dussaillant Gastón R - - 2006
A 55-year-old male with persisting aorto-right ventricular paraprosthetic leak after mitroaortic valve replacement was hospitalized for recurrent heart failure. Depressed left ventricular ejection fraction and severe pulmonary hypertension with increased right and left ventricular filling pressures were associated with significant left to right shunting through the leak. Elective closure of ...
Laukkanen Aino - - 2006
The aim of this cross-sectional cohort study was to examine practices of clinical examination of heart failure patients in three primary health care regions in northern Finland. Altogether, 825 randomly selected heart failure patients aged 45 years or older, who had special reimbursement for drugs for the treatment of heart ...
Kim Joseph - - 2006
The authors present the Minnesota Heart Failure Criteria (MHFC), derived using latent class analysis from widely available items in the Framingham Criteria. The authors used 1995 and 2000 data on hospitalized Minnesota Heart Survey subjects discharged after myocardial infarction or heart failure (N = 7,379). Selected Framingham Criteria variables (dyspnea, ...
Shenoy Mohan - - 2006
Reduction of the monetary and societal costs of the heart failure epidemic can best be achieved by prevention of new heart failure cases. To effectively prevent heart failure, patients at risk must be identified and treated. The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Chronic ...
Cameron Vicky A - - 2006
Oxidative stress plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Studies in vascular cells and experimental animals have demonstrated that the angiotensin type-1 receptor (AT1R) contributes to formation of reactive oxygen species by activating nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidases, but the relevance of this pathway to human ...
Quiñones Miguel A - - 2006
On February 28, 2004, a group of investigators and clinician scientists with expertise in the field of heart failure met for 2 days in Woodstock, VT, to discuss the status of the current heart failure nomenclature and to seek a consensus on whether and how this nomenclature might be changed. ...
Tsironi M - - 2006
Hypocalcemic cardiomyopathy in primary or secondary hypoparathyroidism is usually refractory to conventional treatment of cardiac failure. We report the case of a thalassemic patient with severe cardiac failure that might have been attributed to several factors, such as hemosiderosis, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalcemia, refractory to conventional cardiac therapy. Cardiac echocardiography showed ...
Boyle Andrew - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Acute decompensated heart failure is a growing epidemiologic problem about which little consensus exists on guidelines and recommendations for therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Available databases suggest that a large percentage of patients are being inadequately decongested while hospitalized, resulting in poor clinical outcomes. This is partly from a lack ...
Lainscak Mitja - - 2006
Heart failure is associated with a grim prognosis. Disease management programmes can improve prognosis in heart failure patients but the applicability to the general population remains limited. We aimed to compare the outcome, pharmacological therapy, and quality of life in unselected heart failure patients from a community hospital area who ...
Boswood Adrian - - 2006
To evaluate the influence of heart disease and heart failure on 9 parameters: the serum sodium, potassium, chloride, creatinine and urea concentrations, heart rate, vaso-vagal tonus index (VVTI), red cell number and hematocrit. Previous studies have demonstrated that heart disease, heart failure and their treatment are associated with changes in ...
Ebner Thomas - - 2006
Metaphase II-stage oocytes collected from patients following ovarian stimulation show varying qualities. Both nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation have to be completed in a co-ordinated mode to ensure optimal conditions for subsequent fertilization. Disturbances or asynchrony of these processes may result in different morphological abnormalities, depending on whether nuclear or cytoplasmic ...
Juillière Y - - 2006
Heart failure is a major health problem which often concerns the elderly. Prevalence of heart failure with preserved systolic function is increasing and varies from 40 to 50%. In the literature, and in the large epidemiological studies, it is commonly designed with the term of "diastolic heart failure", even if ...
Rutten Frans H - - 2006
To quantify the prevalence of heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and vice versa. Further, to discuss diagnostic and therapeutic implications of the co-existence of both syndromes. We performed a Medline search from 1966 to March 2005. The reported prevalence of ...
Krost William S - - 2006
Heart failure is a pathophysiologic cascade that, if improperly identified and managed, may lead to death. If heart failure is identified early enough, development of irreversible end-stage heart failure may be avoided. The goal of the prehospital care provider in managing heart failure is directed at maintenance of adequate cellular ...
Rector Thomas S - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Hypothetically, most of the effects of heart failure on quality of life might be attributed to symptoms produced by the pathology. Relationships between measures of these concepts need to be quantified to test this conceptual model. METHODS AND RESULTS: Measurements of heart failure pathology and symptoms and quality of ...
Jurgens Corrine Y - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Self-management of heart failure relies on patients to assess their symptoms, but their ability to do so is often difficult to determine. The 12-item self-report Heart Failure Somatic Awareness Scale (HFSAS) was developed to measure awareness of and distress secondary to heart failure symptoms. The purpose of this study ...
Ge Junbo - - 2006
Cathepsin B is a prominent lysosomal protease and is involved in apoptosis as well as degradation of myofibrillar proteins in myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to investigate myocardial cathepsin B expression in failing and non-failing human hearts. Tissue samples were taken from transplanted left ventricles from 20 ...
Palazzuoli A - - 2006
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disease of the peripheral nervous system, which is caused by aberrant immune responses directed against some components of peripheral nerves. GBS is rarely accompanied by cardiovascular involvement. We describe a case of acute neuropathy complicated by sudden heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction which had ...
A. I. Oyati and ...
Background: Congestive heart failure due to diastolic dysfunction is common and accounts for 30-40 % of patients with congestive heart failure. Since the prognosis and clinical management of congestive heart failure differs between systolic and diastolic heart failure there is need to differentiate between the two. Echocardiography has been the ...
Wehrens Xander H T - - 2006
Defective regulation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2)/calcium release channel, required for excitation-contraction coupling in the heart, has been linked to cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. For example, diastolic calcium "leak" via RyR2 channels in the sarcoplasmic reticulum has been identified as an important factor contributing to impaired contractility in ...
Cherrington Candace C - - 2006
Studies have shown that individuals influence their health outcomes, both positively and negatively, through their illness representation. To date, no studies describe the illness representation of persons with systolic heart failure, a significant contributor of morbidity and mortality in older adults. The purpose of this study was to describe illness ...
Aksoy Nur - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia may constitute a risk factor for patients with severe heart failure. This study examines the relationship between plasma homocysteine concentration and left ventricular ejection fraction with renal function in heart failure patients free of coronary artery disease. METHODS: Left ventricular ejection fraction was documented in 62 patients with ...
Desimone Joseph J Gasthuisberg University Hospital, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, - - 2006
Since 1998, a large body of literature regarding off-pump coronary bypass surgery has been published, although varying techniques and outcomes likely have led to its inconsistent application. One approach has been developed and standardized at KU Leuven. This approach is straightforward and can be replicated without need for conversion toward ...
Slynkova Katarina - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have shown a correlation between body mass index (BMI) and both the development of critical illness and adverse outcomes in critically ill patients. The goal of our study was to examine this relationship prospectively with particular attention to the influence of concomitant diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: We ...
Black Gladys - - 2006
A high incidence of noncompliance to prescribed treatment plans results in increased morbidity, hospitalizations, and mortality rates in patients with heart failure. Exploration of new avenues to encourage adherence is needed in nursing research. The purpose of this study was to explore whether a relationship existed between spirituality and compliance ...
Sanderson J E - - 2007
Nearly half of patients with symptoms of heart failure are found to have a normal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. This has variously been labelled as diastolic heart failure, heart failure with preserved LV function or heart failure with a normal ejection fraction (HFNEF). As recent studies have shown that ...
Yu Doris S F - - 2006
AIMS: Disease management programmes (DMPs) have evolved as an innovative clinical practice system to enhance the discharge outcomes of older people with heart failure. Yet, clinical trials which have examined their effectiveness have reported inconsistent findings. This may be explained by variations in the design of DMPs. The aim is ...
Pandis Nikolaos - - 2005
The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term in vivo failure rate of tubes bonded to first and second molars with a self-etching primer (SEF). A total of 810 molar tubes (414 first molar and 396 second molar) were bonded on 135 patients (56 male, 79 female; mean ...
Rutten, Frans Hendrik
The main aim of the thesis was to assess the prevalence of heart failure in patients with a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, to explore diagnostic strategies (including natriuretic peptides and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR)) to identify heart failure in COPD patients. Finally, to document common ...
Omokhodion S I - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the short term prognosis of childhood heart failure and highlight the factors that affect outcome among cases of heart failure admitted into the paediatric wards, University College Hospital, Ibadan. BACKGROUND: Childhood heart failure remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing world. The advent ...
Ahmed Ali A Geriatric Heart Failure Clinic, and Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA. - - 2005
Studies of patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function report variable outcomes compared with those of patients with impaired systolic function. To study outcomes of diastolic (vs systolic) heart failure in older adults with chronic heart failure. Patients were ambulatory chronic heart failure patients 65 years and older (N ...
Gómez-Garre Dulcenombre - - 2006
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), key transcriptional regulators of lipid and energy metabolism in cardiomyocytes, have recently been proposed to modulate cardiovascular pathophysiological responses in experimental models. However, there is little information about the functional activity of PPARs in human heart failure. To investigate PPAR-alpha and -gamma expression and activity, and ...
Chong Aun Yeong - - 2006
Circulating endothelial cells (CECs) in the peripheral blood, probably representing the most direct evidence of endothelial cell damage, are increased in myocardial infarction, unstable angina and critical limb ischaemia. As chronic heart failure is also associated with endothelial abnormalities, we hypothesised that CECs are raised in acute heart failure and ...
Pitzalis Maria Vittoria - - 2006
Increased circulating levels of endogenous ouabain (EO) have been observed in some heart failure patients, but their long term clinical significance is unknown. This study investigated the prognostic value of EO for worsening heart failure among 140 optimally treated patients (age 50+/-14 years; 104 male; NYHA class 1.9+/-0.7) with idiopathic ...
Figulla Hans R - - 2006
In a recent COMET trial (Lancet 362, 2003:7-13) it could be demonstrated that carvedilol < or = 50 mg/d was superior to metoprolol tartrate < or = 100 mg/d in the treatment of heart failure patients NYHA II-IV. It was investigated whether the superiority of carvedilol with its beta1, beta2 ...
Katircibasi Mahmut Tuna - - 2005
Heart rate recovery is the difference in heart rate at peak exercise and at a specific time interval following the onset of recovery. Attenuated heart rate recovery is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with a history of coronary artery disease. The aim of the present study was to ...
Goldacre Michael J - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: It is widely held that there will be an epidemic of heart failure in Europe and North America as a result of increased survival from myocardial infarction and other coronary heart disease. The study objective was to discover if the decline in mortality from coronary heart disease has been ...
Palmer Bradley M - - 2005
Modifications in thick filament protein content and performance are thought to underlie contraction-relaxation dysfunction in human heart failure. It has been found that myofibrillar Mg.ATPase is reduced in failing myocardium, which may be due in part to the reduction in alpha-myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoform content from approximately 5-10% in ...
O'Meara Eileen - - 2006
Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) has major prognostic implications in heart failure. Our objective was to validate the MDRD prediction equations for GFR in patients with advanced heart failure, and to compare their predictive performance to that of the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation. We analysed GFR in 45 patients referred for heart ...
Malik M H A - - 2005
We describe the association between immediate post-operative radiological appearances and early aseptic failure of total hip replacement. Sixty-three hips were entered into the aseptic failure group and 138 into the control group. Alignment of the femoral stem was not associated with failure (p=0.283). Thickness of the cement mantle was associated ...
Xiong Wei - - 2005
Spatial electrical heterogeneity has a profound effect on normal cardiac electrophysiology and genesis of cardiac arrhythmias in diseased hearts. The Na+-Ca2+ exchanger (NCX) is a key linker, through Ca2+ signaling, between contractility and arrhythmias. Here we characterize the differential transmural expression of NCX in normal and rapid pacing-induced failing canine ...
Goldberg Robert J - - 2005
PURPOSE: Despite often stated references to the emerging epidemic of heart failure in the United States, relatively little data are available describing the incidence and short-term death rates associated with this clinical syndrome. The objectives of this study were to describe the hospital incidence and death rates associated with acute ...
Pandis Nikolaos - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to comparatively assess the failure rate of brackets bonded with 2 self-etching adhesives after 14 months of treatment. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with complete permanent dentitions, and similar treatment plans and mechanotherapies, were selected for the study. Four hundred twenty-three brackets were bonded by ...
Matthews Kenneth G - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Following myocardial infarction, progressive deterioration of left ventricular function often follows, leading eventually to overt heart failure. In the myocardium, there is increased expression of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) mRNA, protein and receptor levels, particularly in the peri-infarct zone, suggesting that IGF-I has a role to play in ...
Yun Andrew G - - 2005
Although constrained acetabular liners have been successfully used for the treatment of recurrent hip instability, their usage has led to a growing number of associated complications. Twenty-seven patients (29 hips) who experienced failure of the constrained acetabular construct were retrospectively reviewed to define mechanisms of failure. Of these patients, 8 ...
Tayler Michael - - 2005
Doctors often use a range of euphemisms as a means to facilitate communication in the consultation. The present experimental study aimed to assess whether GPs use or avoid the term 'heart failure' and to evaluate the relative impact of the term 'heart failure' versus their preferred euphemism on patients' beliefs ...
Miani Daniela - - 2005
Patients affected by heart failure have a compromised quality of life (QOL) and in the last few years "health related quality of life" has become an important outcome indicator for the evaluation of heart failure treatment. METHODS: Translation into Italian of the Left Ventricular Dysfunction Questionnaire (LVD-36), a new, 36-item, ...
García Eulogio E Cardiología Intervencionista, Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, - - 2005
Percutaneous mechanical reperfusion during acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation has proved to be the most effective way of quickly restoring adequate flow in the affected coronary artery. Randomized clinical trials have shown that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is superior to thrombolysis. Initial fears about the use of stents in ...
Book Wendy M - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Adult survival is now the rule for most congenital heart defects. However, despite surgical "repair," heart failure remains a common long-term complication of congenital heart disease. Heart failure specialists are seeing an increasing number of patients with congenital defects as the underlying etiology of their heart failure. METHODS AND ...
Hilfiker-Kleiner Denise - - 2005
The transcription factor signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) participates in a wide variety of physiological processes and directs seemingly contradictory responses, such as proliferation and apoptosis. The constitutive activation of STAT3 promotes tumor growth and angiogenesis and is associated with drug resistance in cancer therapy. In contrast, ...
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