The impact of left ventricular ejection fraction on heart failure patients with pulmonary hypertension

Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Heart &Lung, Volume 48, Issue 6Author(s): Barak Zafrir, Shemy Carasso, Sorel Goland, Liaz Zilberman, Robert Klempfner, Nir Shlomo, Evgeny Radzishevsky, Tal Hasin, Avraham Shotan, Alicia Vazan, Jean Marc Weinstein, Wadi Kinany, Robert Dragu, Elad Maor, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Offer AmirAbstractBackgroundThe most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in developed countries is left heart disease (LHD, group 2 PH). The development of PH in heart failure (HF) patients is indicative of worse outcomes.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the long term outcomes of HF patients with PH in a national long-term registry.MethodsStudy included 9 cardiology centers across Israel between 01/2013–01/2015, with a 12-month clinical follow-up and 24-month mortality follow-up. Patients were age ≥18 years old with HF and pre-inclusion PH due to left heart disease determined by echocardiography [estimated systolic pulmonary arterial pressure (SPAP) ≥ 50 mmHg]. Patients were categorized into 3 groups: HF with reduced (HFrEF 
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Memory and Cognition - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Mem Cognit Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 5 June 2019Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Barak Zafrir, Shemy Carasso, Sorel Goland, Liaz Zilberman, Robert Klempfner, Nir Shlomo, Evgeny Radzishevsky, Tal Hasin, Avraham Shotan, Alicia Vazan, Jean Marc Weinstein, Wadi Kinany, Robert Dragu, Elad Maor, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Offer AmirAbstractBackgroundThe most common cause of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in developed countries is left heart disease (LHD, group 2 PH). The development of PH in heart failure (HF) patients is indicative of worse outcomes.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the long term outcomes of HF patients with ...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: ECMO can be used as a bridge to heart valve or septal defect surgery in severely decompensated patients. Through recovery of end-organ function, ECMO may allow surgical correction of structural heart disease in patients considered inoperable or convert a salvage situation to an elective operation. PMID: 30236527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract: Although cardiac evaluation before kidney transplantation commonly focuses on coronary artery disease, a comprehensive pretransplant cardiac evaluation must consider other prognostically important cardiac conditions including functional and structural heart disease. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is increasingly recognized among patients with kidney failure and may be driven by left heart failure, high cardiac output from arteriovenous fistula, hypoxic lung diseases, and metabolic derangements associated with renal disease. In this article, we examine several key concepts and controversies relevant to optimizing the...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science-General Source Type: research
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Source: CVD Prevention and Control - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tags: Poster Abstract Source Type: research
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