Effect of Early Treatment With Ivabradine Plus Beta-blockers on Long-term Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With Systolic Heart Failure
Publication date: December 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 71, Issue 12Author(s): Francisco Hidalgo, Francisco Carrasco, Juan C. Castillo, Manuel Anguita
The authors challenge the epidemiological, clinical, pathophysiological, and therapeutic basis for classifying heart failure solely according to LVEF.European Heart Journal
AbstractBackgroundThe amelioration of myocardial reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remains a significant issue.ObjectiveWe conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to better assess the effects of intracoronary nicorandil administration on myocardial microcirculation and clinical outcomes in these patients.MethodsThe meta-analysis was performed according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement. A literature search was performed in the PubMed, Embase, Cochrane ...
ConclusionsIn this retrospective analysis of our clinical experience treating CRE infections in an LTACH setting, we documented that CRE infections occur in patients with substantial comorbidities. Although clinical outcome remains of great concern, the 28-day mortality and rate of eradication of CRE in this study were comparatively better than other national estimates. Inappropriate empiric treatment may be one of many factors leading to overall poor treatment outcomes.
In conclusion, patients with HF present with frequent abnormalities in the characteristics of their intestinal microbiota, which may play a role in the prognosis of the disease. PMID: 31416611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Evidence of sympathetic and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system activation provided a rationale for neurohormonal antagonism in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), while no data are available in patients with milder degree of systolic dysfunction. We aimed to investigate neurohormonal function in HF with preserved and mid-range EF (HFpEF/HFmrEF).
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AbstractChildren with heart failure have few mechanical circulatory support options and have a high incidence of embolic events. The favorable hemocompatibility and smaller profile of HeartMate 3 may provide more long ‐term options for the pediatric population.
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Publication date: Available online 15 August 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Fatima Ali-Ahmed, Frederik Dalgaard, Sana M. Al-KhatibAbstractMyocarditis is a major cause of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in young adults. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is the established tool for the diagnosis of myocarditis, and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) detected on CMR imaging is the strongest independent predictor of SCD, all-cause mortality, and cardiac mortality. Several other factors have been associated with SCD or cardiac transplantation including New York Heart Association functiona...