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Agarwal Prachi P - - 2009
This article aims to familiarize radiologists with novel treatment options for chronic heart failure that is unresponsive to medical therapy, such as mechanical cardiac assist devices, surgical procedures, resynchronization therapy with biventricular pacing, and cellular cardiomyoplasty, and their radiographic appearances. Heart transplantation as a treatment of debilitating heart failure provides ...
Felder R B - - 2009
Systolic heart failure is a feed-forward phenomenon with devastating consequences. Impaired cardiac function is the initiating event, but central nervous system mechanisms activated by persistent altered neural and humoral signals from the periphery play an important sustaining role. Animals with experimentally induced heart failure have neurochemical abnormalities in the brain ...
Bispo Miguel M Department of Gastroenterology, Egas Moniz Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal. - - 2009
Heart failure may lead to subclinical circulatory disturbances and remain an unrecognized cause of ischemic liver injury. We present the case of a previously healthy 40-year-old bodybuilder, referred to our Intensive-Care Unit of Hepatology for treatment of severe acute liver failure, with the suspicion of toxic hepatitis associated with anabolic ...
van de Ven Louis L M - - 2010
In CIBIS III, initiating chronic heart failure (CHF) treatment with bisoprolol (target dose 10 mg q.d.) followed by combination therapy with enalapril (target dose 10 mg b.i.d.), compared to the opposite order, showed similar effects on survival and hospitalization. By echocardiography, we evaluated the effects of these treatment strategies on cardiac structure ...
Mizuguchi K - - 2009
We report a Japanese girl affected with a neonatal-onset form of propionic acidaemia (PA). She developed severe metabolic crisis after dehydration at 2 years of age. Bradycardia with complete atrioventricular block responded to haemodiafiltration, but severe cardiac failure was refractory to inotropic treatment. She was diagnosed with acute cardiac dysfunction caused ...
Blum Arnon - - 2009
Experimental and clinical data suggest a causal relationship between immunological and inflammatory processes and heart failure. Inflammatory processes may be involved in the pathogenesis of heart failure and may play a role in the progression of ventricular dysfunction. In the last decade several immunological methods were developed that tried to ...
Gaddam Krishna K - - 2009
Hypertension clearly increases the risk of systolic or diastolic heart failure. With aging population and advancements in treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the prevalence of heart failure is ever-increasing and is a principal cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treating hypertension has been shown to decrease the risk of development of ...
Anderson Mark E - - 2009
Patients with systolic left ventricular dysfunction die progressively from congestive heart failure or die suddenly from cardiac arrhythmias. Myocardial hypertrophy is an early event in most forms of heart failure, but the majority of patients with myocardial hypertrophy do not develop heart failure. Developing improved therapies for targeting the cell ...
Tongers Jörn - - 2011
Arteriovenous malformations may lead to right-heart failure in cases of hemodynamically significant left-to-right shunting. Here, we report the case of a 37-year-old female who presented with congestive heart failure related to an isolated anomalous connection of the left pulmonary vein to the left brachiocephalic vein (partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection). ...
Kanoksilp Anek - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare between adult patients with heart failure after hospital discharge in a heart failure clinic and daily practice in terms of survival, readmission rate, and quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The authors followed 100 patients who received care in the heart failure clinic (n = 50) or ...
Finsterer Josef - - 2011
The association of left ventricular hypertrabeculation (LVHT), also known as noncompaction, coronary heart disease, and metabolic myopathy, as presented in the following report, is rare. In a 77-yo male with a history of arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, dilative cardiomyopathy, mitral and tricuspid insufficiency, AV-block III, implantation of a pacemaker, ...
Kydd Anna - - 2009
Evaluation of: Pocock SJ, McMurray JJV, Dobson J et al. Weight loss and mortality risk in patients with chronic heart failure in the Candesartan in Heart failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and morbidity (CHARM) programme. Eur. Heart J. 29, 2641-2650 (2008). Among patients with heart failure, the usual association ...
Dobre Daniela - - 2009
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: To describe the role of albuminuria as a risk marker for heart failure and a predictor for treatment effect on heart failure prognosis. RECENT FINDINGS: The level of albumin in the urine is a predictor of heart failure in the general population and in patients with ...
Dubi Shay - - 2010
Diastolic heart failure (DHF) or heart failure with preserved systolic left ventricular function is estimated to account for approximately 40% of heart failure cases. Medical treatment of patients with DHF is limited and mainly empirical. Device-based therapy has an increasing role in the treatment of systolic heart failure and may ...
Gasser T Christian - - 2009
Lead perforation is a rare but serious complication of pacemaker implantations, and in the present study the associated tissue failure was investigated by means of in-vitro penetration of porcine and bovine ventricular tissue. Rectangular patches from the right ventricular free wall and the interventricular septum were separated, bi-axially stretched and ...
Blum Arnon - - 2009
Ten years ago we published a review updating current knowledge on heart failure. We summarized that heart failure is a neuro-humoral and inflammatory syndrome, and that proinflammatory cytokines are involved in cardiac depression and in the complex syndrome of heart failure. We suggested that understanding the role of these cytokines ...
Ahmed A - - 2009
Over 80% of all heart failure patients are 65 years and older. The diagnosis and management of heart failure in older adults can be challenging. However, with the correct clinical skill and experience, most geriatric heart failure can be properly diagnosed and managed. Management of geriatric heart failure can be ...
Chan Paul S PS St Luke's Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA. - - 2009
Although a variety of prognostic tools have been shown to predict rehospitalization and mortality in heart failure patients, their utility in assessing future costs is less clear. We assessed whether health status assessment with the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) predicts future costs in stable heart failure outpatients with left ...
Pirk J - - 2009
Chronic heart failure has become a significant health problem. Cardiac surgery has an important role in the treatment of patients with heart failure. There are traditional surgical techniques in cardiac surgery - coronary revascularization, valve surgery, ventricular reconstructive surgery as well as new surgical techniques - cardiac support device (CorCap), ...
Bordes Julien - - 2009
Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium is a rare cardiomyopathy due to an arrest of myocardial morphogenesis. The characteristic echocardiographic findings are prominent myocardial trabeculations and deep intertrabecular spaces communicating with the left ventricular cavity. The clinical manifestations include heart failure (HF) signs, ventricular arrhythmias, and cardioembolic events. We describe an ...
Siniorakis Eftychios - - 2009
A case of cardiac toxicity due to prolonged hypothermia is reported. A 42-year-old woman of Caucasian origin presented with hypothermia after an accident. She developed atrial fibrillation and heart failure with minor electrocardiographic changes, which mimicked ischaemia. She recovered completely after one month of treatment for heart failure. Prolonged hypothermia, ...
Jackevicius Cynthia A - - 2009
This compilation is part of a series of articles identifying important literature in cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. This bibliography focuses on pharmacotherapeutic management of acute decompensated and chronic heart failure and provides an update of the heart failure bibliography published in Pharmacotherapy in 2004. Most of the cited works present the results ...
Schrock Jon W - - 2009
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a common illness presenting to the emergency department (ED) that is amenable to observation unit (OU) treatment. As the number of baby boomers continues to grow and the incidence of heart failure increases, the financial implications of ADHF treatment will become more prominent. Obtaining ...
Kunju Shebna Unes - - 2009
Obesity is a known risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease, including heart failure. However, the impact of obesity on patients with heart failure is unclear. Weight reduction is a recommended method of prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, the phenomenon of the "obesity paradox" (or "reverse epidemiology") revealed that overweight and ...
Venskutonyte Laura - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the causes of acute heart failure, complications, management, and outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 200 patients with diagnosed de novo acute heart failure (27.5%) or worsening chronic heart failure (72.5%) were treated at the Department of Cardiology, Hospital of Kaunas University of Medicine, which was ...
Green Gary B - - 2009
It is widely recognized that the impact of heart failure on society is enormous. The research community has responded, resulting in an ongoing period of rapid advancement across a wide range of fields. The pace of progress is perhaps most apparent in the barrage of new and revised terminology appearing ...
Ong Hon Shing - - 2009
With a rising incidence of severe obesity in developed nations, heart failure, a well-recognised co-morbidity, is becoming more common. We describe two recent patients encountered, a 64 year old and a 42 year old, who are both severely obese and presented with fluid retention of approximately 40 kilograms. Assessment revealed ...
Szady Anita D - - 2009
Heart failure is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the aetiology varies and there are a wide variety of treatment options, a large amount of the morbidity related to heart failure is due to fluid retention and the symptoms of volume overload. Multiple neurohormonal pathways are activated ...
Adebayo Adedeji K - - 2009
The study aimed to determine the frequency and characteristics of heart failure with normal EF in a native African population with heart failure. It was a hospital cohort study. Subjects were 177 consecutive individuals with heart failure and ninety apparently normal control subjects. All the subjects underwent transthoracic echocardiography. The ...
Vernon Christopher - - 2009
Whereas the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) is still widely used in guiding assessment and treatment of heart failure, controversy surrounding its safety and efficacy has prompted development of newer, less invasive techniques. For these purposes, the transpulmonary thermodilution technique allows assessment of preload, cardiac output, filling volumes, and metrics of ...
Gill Paramjit S - - 2009
Heart failure is an important cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Studies to date have not established the prevalence heart failure amongst the minority ethnic community in the UK. T'he aim of the E-ECHOES (Ethnic--Echocardiographic Heart of England Screening Study)is to establish, for the first time, the community prevalence and ...
Wu Robert C - - 2009
The use of the Internet to administer questionnaires has many potential advantages over the use of pen-and-paper administration. Yet it is important to validate Internet administration, as most questionnaires were initially developed and validated for pen-and-paper delivery. While some have been validated for use over the Internet, these questionnaires have ...
Graffigna Angelo A Cardiac Surgery Unit, Ospedale S.Chiara, Trento, - - 2009
The renewed interest in surgical techniques for atrial fibrillation (AF) limited to the left atrium has risen the importance of the original technique of left atrial isolation by means of surgical incision. Transmurality of lesions and cost containment are strong elements to be appreciated in this technique.
G Srikanth S Stem Cell Research Facility, Department of Hematology, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences , Raebareli Road, Lucknow-226014, - - 2009
The most common rat model of myocardial infarction (MI) is by ligation of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery but it is associated with high mortality and large variations in the infarct size. We evolved certain innovations/modifications in the existing technique including immobilization of the heart without exteriorization, identification of ...
Beard Daniel A DA Department of Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. - - 2009
The ability of mitochondria to oxidatively synthesize ATP from ADP and inorganic phosphate is compromised in the failing heart. Specifically, the magnitude of the free energy at which ATP is synthesized in heart failure is diminished compared to control. However the causal mechanisms involved are not clearly understood. Here we ...
López Begoña - - 2009
The aim of this study was to investigate whether torasemide modifies collagen cross-linking in the failing human heart. We analyzed the degree of cross-linking and the expression of the enzyme lysyl oxidase, which regulates cross-linking, in the myocardium of patients with chronic heart failure at baseline and after 8 months ...
Alsaddique Ahmed A - - 2009
A considerable number of patients who undergo cardiac surgery have a variety of comorbid conditions that includes diastolic dysfunction. Abnormalities of diastolic function may lead to diastolic heart failure that can complicate their postoperative course. This form of failure occurs more commonly in patients with hypertensive or valvular heart disease, ...
Kaneda Ruri - - 2009
Epigenetic alterations are implicated in the development of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, but little is known of which epigenetic changes in which regions of the genome play such a role. We now show that trimethylation of histone H3 on lysine-4 (K4TM) or lysine-9 (K9TM) is markedly affected in cardiomyocytes ...
Tisdale James E - - 2008
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the increased risk of ibutilide-induced torsade de pointes in patients with heart failure may be due to increased ibutilide exposure, we sought to determine if the pharmacokinetics of ibutilide are altered in patients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction. DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective ...
Scarinzi C - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The quality of life (QoL) is an important outcome indicator for heart failure management. As the use of a validate questionnaire in a different cultural context can affect data interpretation our main objective is the Italian translation and linguistic validation of the Severe Heart Failure Questionnaire (SHF) and its ...
Divakaran Vijay V Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Tex., - - 2008
Recent studies have suggested a potentially important role for a family of tiny regulatory RNAs, known as microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs), in the control of diverse aspects of cardiac function in health and disease. Although the field of miRNA biology is relatively new, there is emerging evidence that miRNAs may ...
Damjanovic Miodrag - - 2008
Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for 20% of primary malignant cardiac tumours. We describe a woman with cardiac rhabdomyosarcoma. She had loss of appetite, loss of weight, and symptoms of heart failure. A mobile tumour in the left atrium, entering the left ventricle during diastole, was detected by transthoracic echocardiography. The tumour was ...
Maestre Ana - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the growing incidence of patients with heart failure who have preserved systolic function, underlines the need to differentiate between heart failure due to diastolic dysfunction and that due to systolic dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: To develop a prediction profile of clinical parameters that enables clinicians to differentiate between ...
Acikel Sadik - - 2010
Heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction is more common in elderly. Common comorbidities may have an impact on management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The prognosis in more recent studies has been shown to be essentially similar to heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Unlike heart failure ...
Weber Karl T - - 2009
Hypertension and heart failure are worldwide health problems of ever-increasing proportions. A failure of the heart, during either systolic and/or diastolic phases of the cardiac cycle, has its origins rooted in an adverse structural, biochemical, and molecular remodelling of myocardium that involves its cellular constituents, extracellular matrix, and intramural coronary ...
Gabbay Mark B - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Opinions remain divided concerning the potential for additional water-based lubricant to reduce condom breaks and slips. We sought to explore impact of externally applied additional lubrication on condom failure rates among regular users in stable heterosexual relationships. GOAL: To compare condom failure rates with and without additional spermicide. STUDY ...
Sica Domenic A - - 2008
Volume overload is a common accompanying feature of heart failure. The mechanistic basis for volume overload in heart failure is incompletely worked out. An important component of heart failure treatment remains diuretic therapy. Diuretic dosing remains as much an art as a science with multiple environmental and disease state-related factors ...
Fu Michael - - 2008
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with its heterogeneous phenotype and genotype remains one of the leading causes of severe heart failure particularly in the younger. Even in the elderly, it appears around 15% of heart failure is due to DCM. Despite great improvements in heart failure therapy, prognoses remains poor. One ...
Boyd Alex - - 2008
Metformin is associated with decreased mortality and morbidity in stable heart failure patients with diabetes mellitus type II. Diabetic heart failure patients with elevated systolic blood pressure are at increased risk for developing acute decompensated heart failure, which is often associated with decreased kidney function. Metformin-associated lactic acidosis is a ...
Vegas Annette - - 2008
Anesthesiologists increasingly encounter patients who have a spectrum of heart failure ranging from stable chronic heart failure to acute heart failure to cardiogenic shock. Improved medical therapy has increased the survival of patients who have chronic heart failure but not of patients who have acute heart failure. New surgical techniques ...
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