Left Ventricular Reconstruction Surgery in Candidates for Heart Transplantation

Conclusion: Surgical treatment of left ventricular reconstruction in candidates for heart transplantation is effective, efficient, and safe, providing adequate survival.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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In conclusion, with study of the frailty syndrome still in its infancy, frailty analysis remains a major challenge. It is a challenge that needs to be overcome in order to shed light on the multiple mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of this syndrome. Although several mechanisms contribute to frailty, immune system alteration seems to play a central role: this syndrome is characterized by increased levels of pro-inflammatory markers and the resulting pro-inflammatory status can have negative effects on various organs. Future studies should aim to better clarify the immune system alteration in frailty, and seek to esta...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurpose of ReviewDue to advancements in oncologic treatment strategies and techniques, the number of survivors who have undergone hematopoetic stem cell transplant (HCT) continues to increase in the United States; this number is projected to reach 502,000 by the year 2030. There is significant interest within the field of cardio-oncology to identify cardiotoxicity and cardiovascular disease in the HCT population. Epidemiologic studies analyzing both short- and long-term cardiovascular effects, risk stratification modeling, cardioprotective strategies, and expert consensus documents for cardiotoxicity surveillance r...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewChagas cardiomyopathy is a major public health disease in Latin America and, due to migration, is becoming a worldwide health and economic burden. This review sought to present the clinical and epidemiological aspects of Chagas cardiomyopathy, as well as some specific features and principles of treatment. We also retrospectively assessed our institutional experience with mechanical circulatory support in refractory heart failure due to Chagas cardiomyopathy over a 10-year period.Recent FindingsThe role of antiparasitic treatment in patients with heart failure due to Chagas cardiomyopathy is controv...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract There is limited information about differences in maternal deaths from peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) between advanced and developing countries. To review the literature to define the global prevalence of death from PPCM, and to determine the differences in PPCM mortality rates and risk factors between advanced and developing countries. Studies in the English language reporting mortality data on patients with PPCM were included from searches of MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, the Web of Science Core Collection and Scopus from 01 January 2000 to 11 May 2016. Of the 4294 articles identified...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arch Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
Conclusion: The findings of the study showed that NGAL associated with NT-proBNP was a stronger predictor of the primary endpoint than NGAL or NT-proBNP alone. The level of NGAL was rising in hypertension, ischemia, anemia, hypoalbuminemia, diabetes or arrhythmias.Kidney Blood Press Res 2018;43:1865 –1877
Source: Kidney and Blood Pressure Research - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We describe the current state of cardiovascular disease biomarkers across a range of diseases, including myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, myocarditis, hypertension, heart failure, heart transplantation, aortic stenosis, diabetic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, and sepsis. We present the current understanding of microRNAs as possible biomarkers in these categories and where their best opportunities exist to enter clinical practic Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease Volume 14 is January 24, 2019. Please see http://www.annualreviews.org/page/jour...
Source: Annual Review of Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Annu Rev Pathol Source Type: research
In conclusion, prolonged AI and/or LS infusions in HF are safe and beneficial even in small infants, allowing stabilization and reasonable social and family life out of the hospital. It may provi de precious time for heart transplantation or myocardial remodeling, improvement, and possible discontinuation even after long periods of support.
Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Peled Y, Freimark D, Har-Zahav Y, Nachum E, Kogan A, Kassif Y, Lavee J Abstract BACKGROUND: Heart transplantation (HT) is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage heart failure. The HT unit at the Sheba Medical Center is the largest of its kind in Israel. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the experience of HT at a single center, assess trends over 3 decades, and correlate with worldwide data. METHODS: Between 1990 and 2017, we reviewed all 285  adult HT patients. Patients were grouped by year of HT: 1990-1999 (decade 1), 2000-2009 (decade 2), and 2010-2017 (decade 3). RESULTS: The percent...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients with CS have similar post-transplant hemodynamics as patients without CS, without evidence of right ventricular dysfunction or pulmonary hypertension. Neither significant rejection nor recurrence of sarcoid in the allograft was observed in this cohort of patients with CS. Survival is similar between patients with CS and those without CS. Heart transplant is a viable strategy in selected patients with CS with excellent outcomes.RésuméIntroductionLa transplantation cardiaque orthotopique (TCO) est de plus en plus utilisée lors d’insuffisance cardiaque terminale liée &agra...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2018Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Inês Alves, Tânia Martins, Ana Luísa Neves, Esmeralda Rodrigues, Ana Teixeira, Caldas Afonso, Helena PintoAbstractDilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form of cardiomyopathy and the main cause of cardiac transplantation in children and in adults. Infants and children have a wider spectrum of etiologies, hampering their identification. The most frequent initial manifestation of dilated cardiomyopathy is symptomatic heart failure during exercise or at rest (although many patients are as...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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