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Summer is upon us. Hot, humid days that make us want to be in the pool or at the beach or even on a boat somewhere. When we think of summer, many of us think of no school, summer vacations, picnics, camping and on and on. However, as heart failure (HF) nurses, we also need to think about how our patients will survive the summer heat.
Source: Heart and Lung - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The results suggest that these changes may contribute to the mechanotransduction disturbance evidenced in chagasic cardiomyopathy. PMID: 31433004 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz Source Type: research
Conclusion: This review suggests patients with RVO have an increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality. More studies are needed to determine the highest risk periods for cardiovascular events and mortality after RVO and whether immediate cardiovascular evaluation and intervention will improve outcomes.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research
Abstract Methadone poisoning has become more common in the pediatric population due to extensive use of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT). It is associated with decreased level of consciousness, coma, respiratory distress and cardiac intoxication. The cardiac complications have been reported to be QT prolongation, torsade de pointes, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, stress cardiomyopathy and death. We herein report two pediatric patients with accidental methadone poisoning who developed stress cardiomyopathy and cardiac failure. The first case was a 4-yaer-old girl and the second one was an 18-month-old girl...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Abhinav Sharma, Justin A. Ezekowitz
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Paolo RaggiAbstractIf a disease state is highly prevalent and its consequences are severe, it may be appropriate to seek methods to identify it early in order to forestall its development and complications. Diabetes mellitus is a proven risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis although its face and outcome are changing as shown in contemporary clinical trials. In fact, decompensated heart failure (HF) seems to drive the hospitalization rate in patients with diabetes and the mortality from HF is reduced with modern hypo...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Vincenzo De Simone, Paola Guarise, Gabriele Zanotto, Giorgio MorandoAbstractPulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease (PH-LHD) frequently complicates heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Specific therapies for PH have not offered an advantage in patients with PH-LHD. The combined angiotensin receptor blocker–neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI), sacubitril/valsartan, is a novel therapy that can increase levels of natriuretic peptides (NPs). The resulting action on natriuresis and vasodilation may play an impo...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Heart, Volume 14, Issue 3Author(s): João Pedro Ferreira, Sarah Kraus, Sharon Mitchell, Pablo Perel, Daniel Piñeiro, Ovidiu Chioncel, Roberto Colque, Rudolf de Boer, Juan Esteban Gomez-Mesa, Hugo Grancelli, Carolyn S.P. Lam, Antoni Martinez-Rubio, John J.V. McMurray, Alexandre Mebazaa, Gurusher Panjrath, Ileana L. Piña, Mahmoud Sani, David Sim, Mary Walsh, Clyde Yancy
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe TELEREH-HF trial will provide novel data on the effects of telerhabilitation on hospitalization and mortality in HF patients, and on safety, qaulity of life, depression, anxiety and acceptance of and adherence to this intervention.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractA systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to analyse the differences in clinical profiles between takotsubo syndrome (TTS) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients and to consolidate the evidence regarding the mortality predictors in TTS patients. Literature search of PubMed, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register was made, and 55 studies with a total of 66,653 TTS patients were included. Compared with ACS subjects, TTS subjects had significantly lower left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) values on admission; however, cardiovascular risks were fewer and the recovery LVEF was notably higher at both...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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