Prognostic Value of Serum Lactate Levels in Patients Undergoing Urgent Heart Transplant: A Subanalysis of the ASIS-TC Spanish Multicenter Study

Conclusions Preoperative serum lactate is a strong independent predictor of worse outcomes in patients undergoing urgent heart transplant on short-term mechanical circulatory support.
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The present study seeks to provide new insight in the pathophysiological mechanisms linking reduced kidney function to cardiovascular disease. In addition, we aim to enlighten predictors of adverse cardiovascular outcome in living kidney donors. The study is registered at Clinical-Trials.gov (identifier: NCT03729557). PMID: 31718316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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' High survival benefit'centers are transplanting much sicker candidates and effectively saving more lives with the scarce resource than'low benefit'centers, researchers say.Medscape Medical News
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We report on the prespecified secondary outcome, echocardiographic indexes of LV function, from a previously reported study of the effect of lung ultrasound (US)-guided dry weight reduction on systolic blood pressure.Study DesignSingle-blind randomized trial.Settings &Participants71 clinically euvolemic hypertensive hemodialysis patients in Greece and Slovenia.InterventionThe active intervention group’s (n = 35) volume removal was guided by the total number of lung US B-lines observed every week before a midweek dialysis session. The usual-care group (n = 36) was treated using standard-of-care...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Alexander C. Egbe, Keerthana Banala, Rahul Vojjini, Maria Najam, Fouad Khalil, Karim Osman, Mohamed Badawy, Jason H. Anderson, Nathaniel W. TaggartAbstractBackgroundElevated pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP) is the hallmark of left heart failure, and is responsible for heart failure symptoms and mortality. Although, PAWP typically correlates with right atrial pressure (RAP), it is primarily dependent on left heart myocardial properties and volume status. Since right heart disease can occur in the absence of left heart d...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Dan Yang, Connor Galen O'Brien, Gentaro Ikeda, Jay H. Traverse, Doris A. Taylor, Timothy D. Henry, Roberto Bolli, Phillip C. YangBackgroundMononuclear cells (MNCs) have been tested in clinical trials across multiple cardiovascular pathologies with mixed results. Major adverse cardiac events (MACE) and markers of cardiovascular capacity have been particularly challenging to interpret due to small size. This meta-analysis is aimed to assess the efficacy of MNC therapy in randomized clinical trials to identify the markers of efficiency...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In the group discussion, black patients were considered less healthy, less likely to comply with follow-up care recommendations and less trustworthy than white patients.
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Researchers report that roughly three quarters of heart transplant candidates who receive a new heart survive for five years after surgery, as opposed to the 33 percent who do not receive hearts surviving for five years.
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Editor's Summary by Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the November 12, 2019 issue
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TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- Racial bias among health care providers limits black Americans'odds of receiving a heart transplant, a new study finds. Researchers asked 422 U.S. physicians, nurses and other hospital decision-makers to review the...
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Abstract Objective: To characterize the behavior of cardiac autonomic modulation in individuals with different times after orthotopic heart transplantation (HTx) using symbolic dynamics analysis. Methods: Sixty patients were evaluated after HTx. We recorded their instantaneous R-R intervals (RRi) by cardiac monitor Polar ® RS800CX ™ (Polar Electro Oy, Kempele, Finland) for 10 minutes. The same sequence of RRi with 256 consecutive beats was used to perform spectral analysis and symbolic dynamics analysis. We used hierarchical clustering to form groups. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) (with Holm-Sidak method) ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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