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Many Heart Failure Patients Don ’ t Recognize the Risks of Their Illness Many Heart Failure Patients Don ’ t Recognize the Risks of Their Illness

Even though doctors think most people with heart failure have a high likelihood of requiring a heart transplant or dying from complications of their illness, a small U.S. study suggests that many patients see a much rosier picture of their future.Reuters Health Information
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Heart failure results in significant morbidity and mortality for young children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) following the Norwood procedure.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: To conclude, this study suggests that immunosuppressive therapy in infl-CMP patients results in an improved heart transplantation–free survival as compared with standard heart failure therapy alone, underscoring the urgent need for a large prospective multicenter trial.
Source: Circulation: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiomyopathy Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions CHF, acute/chronic kidney injury, PVD, and valve disease were significantly associated with increased unexpected ICU admission; patients with CVA suffered increased mortality when admitted to the ICU.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
AbstractExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices. As a result, the use of ECMO may vary widely across centers. The purpose of this document is to highligh...
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
Pediatric cardiomyopathies are a group of myocardial diseases with complex taxonomies. Cardiomyopathy can occur in children at any age, and it is a common cause of heart failure and heart transplantation in children. The incidence of pediatric cardiomyopathy is increasing with time. They may be associated with variable comorbidities, which are most often arrhythmia, heart failure, and sudden death. Medical imaging technologies, including echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and nuclear cardiology, are helpful in reaching a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy.
Source: Pediatrics and Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy has emerged as an increasingly vital facet of the treatment algorithm for advanced heart failure. Growing experience with LVAD support has led to substantial improvements in outcomes, with 1-year survival rates approaching that of cardiac transplantation. These therapeutic refinements have engendered growing interests in the potential for expanding the clinical indications for LVAD therapy to patients with less advanced heart failure. The primary obstacles to this evolution of care center largely on the prevention and/or management of the adverse events associated with LVAD the...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
We report the case of a 53‐year‐old man with HF secondary to ischemic cardiomyopathy supported by the HeartWare HVAD as bridge to transplant, who after the implant developed symptoms suggestive of PAD. We describe additional computational flow analysis for the study of PAD‐related hemodynamic disturbances induced by a CF‐LVAD. Flow simulations enhance the information of clinical image data, and may have an application in clinical investigations of the risk of hemodynamic disturbances induced by LVAD implantation.
Source: Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Thoughts and Progress Source Type: research
by Ca íque Bueno Terhoch, Henry Fukuda Moreira, Silvia Moreira Ayub-Ferreira, Germano Emilio Conceição-Souza, Vera Maria Cury Salemi, Paulo Roberto Chizzola, Mucio Tavares Oliveira Jr, Silvia Helena Gelas Lage, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Victor Sarli Issa AimsExplore the association between clinical findings and prognosis in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and analyze the influence of etiology on clinical presentation and prognosis. Methods and resultsProspective cohort of 500 patients admitted with ADHF from Aug/2013-Feb/2016; patients were predominantly male (61.8%), median age was...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review is to explore the evaluation and identification of psychosocial risk factors during the heart transplant evaluation process with the goal of improving psychosocial candidacy prior to transplant listing. Subsequently, more patients will be able to receive life-saving heart transplant and experience success after transplant.Recent FindingsEvaluating and identifying psychosocial risk factors is an essential component of the transplant evaluation process. Less research exists demonstrating how patients may be able to reduce psychosocial risk factors over time to improve their...
Source: Current Heart Failure Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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