Response to Improvement of Arterial Stiffness in the Transition From Acute Decompensated Heart Failure to Chronic Compensated Heart Failure

Kim DB et al. Clin Cardiol. 2013;36:358–362.
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionIn multimorbidity analysis, other cardiovascular diseases had a strong association with HF. However, in multiple causes of death analysis, there was a strong association between kidney disease and HF.
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DiscussionIn hindsight I feel there are very few alternative causes for an ECG like this other than an acute LAD occlusion. I believe this is one of those'subtle STEMI'cases where neither the ECG nor the symptoms are very obvious or severe and the usual evolution is not seen.I think of these cases as'insidious infarcts'and I have seen this in all infarct territories and I do not think they are particularly rare. Essentially the patient is fairly comfortable and the ECG is not obvious but the patient ended up with Q waves, huge troponins and we missed the opportunity to reperfuse the artery when it counts. These patients te...
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Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
European Journal of Heart Failure, EarlyView.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research
ConclusionsSubstantial recovery of LV function occurs within 12  months in most patients with recent‐onset DCM. Women had the greatest improvement in LVEF. A low LV contractile reserve measured by dobutamine stress CMR appears to identify patients whose LVEF is less likely to recover.
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This study suggests that early involvement after discharge is important for lowering the readmission rates in patients with heart failure, even when their walking ability is good.
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