Patterns of Self-care in Adults With Heart Failure and Their Associations With Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics, Quality of Life, and Hospitalizations: A Cluster Analysis.

CONCLUSION: The 4 clusters identified in this study and their associated characteristics could be used to tailor interventions aimed at improving self-care behaviors in HF patients. PMID: 26938506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewCongestive heart failure (CHF) is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and health care expenditure. Although the role of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in CHF has been known, there are a number of areas of uncertainty.Recent FindingsThe prevalence of RAS in subjects with CHF varies from 15 to 54% depending on the cohort studied and the diagnostic modality used to identify RAS. In subjects with CHF, the presence of RAS is associated with worse renal function and a higher risk for mortality during long-term follow-up.SummaryThere are many unanswered questions regarding the role of RAS in subjects with...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In conclusion, GASL1 was downregulated in CHF. GASL1 overexpression may improve CHF by inhibiting cardiomyocyte apoptosis through the inactivation of TGF-β1. PMID: 31223316 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Cell Mol Biol Lett Source Type: research
Conclusions. Patients in AF or SR undergoing CRT demonstrated distinct benefits from device implantation and from HIIT as an adjunctive therapeutic strategy. This suggests that both mainstay and adjunctive therapeutics may need to be managed differently in patients in AF and SR. PMID: 31221002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Vinay Badhwar, Takashi Murashita, Lawrence M. Wei, J. Scott RankinAbstractA 51-year-old male with congestive heart failure, Sievers Type 1 BAV, and severe aortic insufficiency had an upper mini-sternotomy. The annulus sized to 27 mm, and the non-fused cusp to a 21-mm bicuspid ring. Using the geometric annuloplasty ring, two 180° subcommissural ring posts, 3 non-fused looping annular sutures, and 4 fused annular sutures were placed. Plication sutures raised non-coronary leaflet to a reference effective height of 10 mm, and fu...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to analyze how the features of the course of the diseases and management of HF + AF influence the clinical outcomes. Methods: The data of 1,003 patients from the first Russian register of patients with chronic heart failure and atrial fibrillation (RIF-CHF) were analyzed. The endpoints included hospitalization due to HF worsening, mortality, thromboembolic events, and hemorrhage. Predictors of unfavorable outcomes were analyzed separately for patients with HF and preserved ejection fraction (AF + HFpEF), midrange ejection fraction (AF + HFmrEF),...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
ConclusionsA different role for the AGE-RAGE axis was observed in HF and ACS. All the sRAGE forms were directly related with glycation parameters in HF, but not in ACS. The independent value of the sRAGE forms on each cardiovascular disease was supported by esRAGE being an independent predictor of bad long-term prognosis only for HF.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sacubitril/valsartan is a cost-effective therapeutic option in the treatment of Portuguese patients with HFrEF and translate into significant health gains and increased life expectancy versus the current standard of care. PMID: 31219361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Zixin Chen, Tong Luo, Lu Zhang, Zheng Zhou, Yusheng Huang, Lu Lu, Zhongqi Yang, Lingjun Wang, Shaoxiang XianAbstractHeart failure (HF) is a complex pathology for which single-agent therapy cannot provide comprehensive efficacy. Therefore, effective combination therapies for HF are increasingly emphasized. Multiple-component drugs derived from Chinese herbal formulae provide efficacy and safety when administered to patients with HF. Nuanxinkang (NXK) is a simplified Chinese herbal formula which has been widely applied in HF for decades...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Mark Canney, Mila Tang, Lee Er, Sean J. Barbour, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Adeera Levin, CanPREDDICT InvestigatorsAbstractBackgroundUsing standard cut-offs derived from healthy adults, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are frequently elevated in patients with reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR), with unclear implications. We sought to compare GFR-specific cut-offs of each biomarker to standard cut-offs for discrimination of cardiovascular risk in asymptomatic pa...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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