Treatment outcome and its predictors among patients of acute heart failure at a tertiary care hospital in Ethiopia: a prospective observational study

Acute heart failure is a rapid onset of new or worsening of signs and symptoms of heart failure that requires hospitalization or a visit to the emergency department. The aim of this study was to evaluate treat...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Authors: Chiba Y, Fukushima A, Nakao M, Kobayashi Y, Ishigaki T, Tenma T, Kamiya K, Shingu Y, Ooka T, Matsui Y, Anzai T Abstract A 23-year-old man had progressive muscle weakness and Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) due to a LMNA (lamin A/C) mutation. Congestive heart failure diagnosed at 19 years of age. Maximal drug treatment/cardiac resynchronization failed to improve the cardiac function. He was therefore hospitalized due to heart failure. Despite extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, he developed severe right heart dysfunction and died (multiple organ failure). A cardiac lesion's presence determines the...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 3Author(s): Jasper Tromp, Sahiddah Bamadhaj, John G F Cleland, Christiane E Angermann, Ulf Dahlstrom, Wouter Ouwerkerk, Wan Ting Tay, Kenneth Dickstein, Georg Ertl, Mahmoud Hassanein, Sergio V Perrone, Mathieu Ghadanfar, Anja Schweizer, Achim Obergfell, Carolyn S P Lam, Gerasimos Filippatos, Sean P CollinsSummaryBackgroundHeart failure is a global public health problem, affecting a large number of individuals from low-income and middle-income countries. REPORT-HF is, to our knowledge, the first prospective global registry collecting information o...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 8, Issue 3Author(s): Nitish Naik, Jagat Narula
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients experience many benefits of the CardioMEMS system; however, it is not clear that these perceived or real benefits affect how a person adheres. Rather, our findings suggest that a person's self-concept may be a better predictor of adherence to telemonitoring systems.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
To evaluate the rate, factors, and outcomes associated with heart failure (HF) after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 6 Source Type: research
This study was performed to assess if RV/LV ratio, a validated tool to asses right heart strain, predicts outcomes after TIPS placement.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 27 Source Type: research
This study describes our institution ’s procedural experience with LVAD patients in interventional radiology (IR).
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 36 Source Type: research
Right heart failure with elevated central venous pressure is a relative contraindication for TIPS procedure. Increased right atrial pressure has been described as a significant prognostic factor for poor outcomes and early mortality following TIPS creation. However, literature on outcomes in patients who undergo TIPS creation with elevated intraprocedural right heart pressures is limited.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific e-Poster Source Type: research
Authors: You J, Wang S, Li J, Luo Y Abstract BACKGROUND The aims of the present study were to determine whether a nurse-led program of care can improve medication adherence, quality of life (QoL), rates of rehospitalization, and all-cause mortality for chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS CHF patients were randomly assigned into either a control group or an intervention group. At 12 weeks, patients were followed up to evaluate the rate of medication adherence, QoL (as assessed by SF-12 physical and mental component score [PCS and MCS]), rehospitalization, and all-cause mortality. RESULTS We re...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
The health tracking market is booming. What with smart bracelets, smart beds and smart chest straps, the tracking industry has penetrated the lives of old and young from the time they wake up in the morning to the time they hit the bed at night (and beyond). It’s no wonder that user penetration is projected to reach 25% of the adult population by 2022 in the US alone and that these devices are being adopted by over 30% of individuals across all age groups. Naturally, I count among those adopters. I call myself a data geek, using the data accumulated from myriads of health trackers to help me make more informed hea...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health digital technology health data digital health sensors Source Type: blogs
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