Pharmacy ‐based interdisciplinary intervention for patients with chronic heart failure: results of the PHARM‐CHF randomized controlled trial

ConclusionPharmacy care safely improved adherence to heart failure medications and quality of life.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 2Author(s): Yi-Tso Cheng, Arthur R. Garan, Joseph Sanchez, Paul Kurlansky, Masahiko Ando, Marisa Cevasco, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Paolo C. Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama, Koji TakedaBackgroundThe use of short-term mechanical circulatory support (ST-MCS) has increased for refractory cardiogenic shock. However, there are scant data about bridge-to-recovery patients.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed 502 patients with cardiogenic shock who received venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or a temporary surgical ventricular a...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is a significant association between elevated preoperative Gal-3 levels and risk of mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. An assessment of the relationship between preoperative serum biomarkers and long-term survival can be used for risk stratification or estimating postsurgical prognosis.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Contributors : Yeying Sun ; Xiaoli JiangSeries Type : Non-coding RNA profiling by arrayOrganism : Homo sapiensTo identify the circRNA expression profiles in HF patients ’ plasma and to evaluate the potential application of circRNAs for HF diagnosis, circRNA microarrays were performed on plasma samples obtained from HF patients and healthy controls. The RNAs of the plasma from the HF and control groups were extracted for microarray analysis. The purified RNAs were hybridized to a microarray (Agilent human circRNA Array V2.0) containing 170,340 human circRNA probes. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain r...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Non-coding RNA profiling by array Homo sapiens Source Type: research
ConclusionVascular surgery in TA cases becomes an option when the patient does not improve clinically after administration of medical treatment. Although endovascular management has fewer complications, the rate of restenosis is higher. Patients at risk of restenosis and who have increased perioperative vascular risk can benefit from open surgical procedures. Surgical management should be tailored to the patient’s needs.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Wykretowicz M, Katulska K, Zwanzig M, Krauze T, Piskorski J, Guzik P, Wykretowicz A Abstract OBJECTIVES: Left atrial fibrosis represents a substrate for atrial fibrillation (AF) and cardioembolic events. White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are commonly found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and are regarded, at least partly as ischemic brain lesions. Aortic excess pressure (excessPTI) represents an extra work performed by the left ventricle and is a new risk metric associated with cardiovascular complications. The aim of our study was to assessed whether there is a correlation between the degree of LA f...
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Authors: Vasudevan A, Choi JW, Feghali GA, Kluger AY, Lander SR, Tecson KM, Sathyamoorthy M, Schussler JM, Stoler RC, Vallabhan RC, Velasco CE, Yoon A, McCullough PA Abstract OBJECTIVE: Using composite endpoints and/or only first events in clinical research result in information loss and alternative statistical methods which incorporate recurrent event data exist. We compared information-loss under traditional analyses to alternative models. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (Jan2010-Dec2014) and constructed Cox models for a composite endp...
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Authors: Luo Y, Zheng M, Zhang Y, He S, Zhang L, Sun H, Liu X, Tan T, Zhu H, He J Abstract Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia usually present with high levels of serum low-density lipoprotein, xanthomas and early coronary artery disease. A 13 years old female patient was admitted to Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University presenting symptoms of heart failure. Laboratory tests showed that her cholesterol and low-density lipid levels were extremely high. Electrocardiogram test revealed that she had sinus tachycardia, QT lengthening and ST-T change. Multiple cardiac function abnormalities were dia...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The proper treatment of pleural effusion can be determined only after meticulous differential diagnosis. The range of therapeutic options has recently become much wider. More data can be expected in the near future concerning diagnostic test- ing for the etiology of the effusion, better pleurodetic agents, the development of interventional techniques, and the genetic background of the affected patients. PMID: 31315808 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Authors: Scardovi AB, De Maria R, Galeotti GG, Faggiano P, Arcari L, Ghio S, Temporelli PL, Rossi A, Magni G, Simioniuc A, Ricci R, Dini FL Abstract The prognostic insights of heart failure (HF) with mid-range (40-49%) ejection fraction (HFmrEF) are not fully elucidated. We investigated whether the six-minutes walking test (6MWT) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) are predictive of outcome across the spectrum of LV systolic dysfunction and whether the HFmrEF cut-off impacts the risk stratification abilities of these tests. We studied 538 outpatients, aged 70±12 years, 28% females, with stable chronic HF and EF
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Rosenkranz S, Kramer T, Gerhardt F, Opitz C, Olsson KM, Hoeper MM Abstract Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a frequent hemodynamic condition that is highly prevalent in patients with heart failure and reduced (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Irrespective of left ventricular EF, the presence of PH and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction are highly relevant for morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure. While elevated left-sided filling pressures and functional mitral regurgitation primarily lead to post-capillary PH, current guidelines and recommendations distinguish between is...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
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