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Cardiac power index (CPI) has been used as a predictor of outcomes in cardiogenic shock. Cardiac power efficiency (CPE), which is the CPI divided by the PCWP, has been used successfully to predict response to a durable counterpulsation MCS device. The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of CPE in predicting outcomes in advanced heart failure patients presenting with decompensation.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: (109) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: AVF flow reduction after PRAL induces immediate regression of CHF symptoms, early improvement of TAPSE and late improvement of PAPS, suggesting a prevalent right sections involvement in CHF. Preoperative TAPSE modification after AVF anastomosis compression could represent a useful evaluation tool to determine which patients would benefit of PRAL. PMID: 32103699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
Authors: Chiba Y, Fukushima A, Nakao M, Kobayashi Y, Ishigaki T, Tenma T, Kamiya K, Shingu Y, Ooka T, Matsui Y, Anzai T Abstract A 23-year-old man had progressive muscle weakness and Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) due to a LMNA (lamin A/C) mutation. Congestive heart failure diagnosed at 19 years of age. Maximal drug treatment/cardiac resynchronization failed to improve the cardiac function. He was therefore hospitalized due to heart failure. Despite extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, he developed severe right heart dysfunction and died (multiple organ failure). A cardiac lesion's presence determines the...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
This study enrolled an institutional consecutive surgical series of 24 patients with refractory congestive heart failure under peripheral ECLS, related to fulminant myocarditis (n = 15), dilated cardiomyopathy (n = 5), or acute myocardial infarction (n = 4). They were converted to central Y-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO,n = 6), extracorporeal ventricular assist device (EC-VAD,n = 12), or pump catheter (n = 6), dependent upon the degree of multiorgan failure. Despite the different degree of multiorgan failure prior to the convers...
Source: Journal of Artificial Organs - Category: Transplant Surgery Source Type: research
Discussion of the Evolutionary Genetics of Aging Thymic Involution Contributes to Immunosenescence and Inflammaging The Potential for Exosome Therapies to Treat Sarcopenia Correlations of Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number and Epigenetic Age Measures Evidence for PASK Deficiency to Reduce the Impact of Aging in Mice The Aging Retina, a Mirror of the Aging Brain Evidence for Loss of Capillary Density to be Important in Heart Disease Aspects of Immune System Aging Proceed More Rapidly in Men Deacetylation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome as a Way to Control Chronic Inflammation Transplantation of Senescent Cells is an ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
We describe a patient who presented with congestive heart failure that required a left ventricular assist device and a temporary right ventricular assist device along with immunosuppressive therapy. This case also brings to attention how undocumented immigration status can limit transplantation opportunities in the USA.
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: HSCT is an important step in the treatment of progressive SSc in Israel. Careful patient selection reduces treatment related morbidity and mortality. PMID: 32043328 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Mechanical  circulatory support (MCS) evolved from an engineering dream to clinical reality during the 1980s when increasing numbers of patients were dying on heart transplant wait lists. Following the Randomized Evaluation of Mechanical Assistance for the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure Trial,1 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a pulsatile implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for long-term implantation in 2002. When the FDA approved the first US continuous flow (CF) LVAD in 2008, the landscape had changed dramatically.
Source: The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Adult: Mechanical Circulartory Support: AATS/ISHLT Guidelines on Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support Source Type: research
Cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) is a challenging diagnosis. Patients may progress to end-stage congestive heart failure and require cardiac transplantation without ever having been diagnosed. Characteristics and outcomes of patients with granulomas in the explanted hearts are unknown.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A VAD system can be implanted as an alternative to cardiac transplan- tation or as a bridging treatment until the patient can be listed for transplantation and receive the transplant. Because of the organ s , only a minority of VAD patients ever receive a transplant. PMID: 31931951 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
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