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Congestive Heart Failure

Virtual Ward Programs Benefit Patients With Heart Failure

Jul 29, 2022

In patients with heart failure, virtual ward transition systems were linked with 35% fewer ED visits and a 2-day shorter LOS at hospital readmissions. Virtual ward transition systems (VWs) were...

Frequency, characteristics and prognostic impact of hospital readmissions in elderly patients with heart failure: A population study from 2013 to 2017 in Liguria, Northern Italy.

Jun 22, 2022

Hospital readmissions are a key determinant of prognosis in elderly patients with heart failure (HF). We investigated their frequency, predictors and prognostic impact using a large administrative dat...

Impact of elevated left ventricular filling pressure on long-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Jun 22, 2022

Increase in left ventricular filling pressure (FP) and diastolic dysfunction are established consequences of progressive aortic stenosis (AS). However, the impact of elevated FP as detected by pretran...

Left atrial disease and left atrial reverse remodeling across different stages of heart failure development and progression: a new target for prevention and treatment.

May 23, 2022

The left atrium is a dynamic chamber with peculiar characteristics. Stressors and disease mechanisms may deeply modify its structure and function, leading to left atrial remodeling and disease. Left a...

Prediabetes and insulin resistance in a population of patients with heart failure and reduced or preserved ejection fraction but without diabetes, overweight or hypertension.

May 16, 2022

The relationships between glucose abnormalities, insulin resistance (IR) and heart failure (HF) are unclear, especially regarding to the HF type, i.e., HF with reduced (HFrEF) or preserved (HFpEF) eje...

Recipient-surgeon racial concordance in orthotopic heart transplantation outcomes.

May 09, 2022

Prior studies have demonstrated deleterious outcomes for physician-patient racial discordance. We explored recipient-surgeon racial concordance and short-term postoperative survival in adults undergoi...

The Effect of Cardiac Resynchronization without a Defibrillator on Morbidity and Mortality: An Individual-Patient-Data Meta-Analysis of COMPANION and CARE-HF.

May 02, 2022

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduces morbidity and mortality for patients with heart failure, reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, QRS duration >130 ms and in sinus rhythm.To id...

Multiple cArdiac seNsors for mAnaGEment of Heart Failure (MANAGE-HF) - Phase I Evaluation of the Integration and Safety of the HeartLogic Multisensor Algorithm in Patients With Heart Failure.

Apr 25, 2022

Patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) suffer from a relapsing and remitting disease, where early treatment changes may improve outcomes. We assessed the clinical integratio...

The effects of early exercise on cardiac rehabilitation-related outcome in acute heart failure patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Apr 18, 2022

Heart failure can be classified into chronic heart failure and acute heart failure. Rapid onsets or worsening symptoms characterize acute heart failure, while progressive symptoms characterize chronic...

Vascular Risk Factor Prevalence and Trends in Native Americans with Ischemic Stroke.

Apr 11, 2022

Native Americans have a higher incidence and prevalence of stroke and the highest stroke-related mortality among race-ethnic groups in the United States. We aimed to analyze trends in the ischemic str...

Cor triatriatum dexter of unusual morphology in a miniature schnauzer.

Apr 04, 2022

A five-year-nine-month-old, male entire, miniature schnauzer presented for further investigation of pleural effusion. Echocardiography revealed a perforated membrane dividing the right atrium into two...

Outcomes of CMS-mandated fluid administration among fluid-overloaded patients with sepsis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mar 28, 2022

The outcomes of large-volume IVF administration to septic shock patients with comorbid congestive heart failure (CHF) and/or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are uncertain and widely debated in the exis...

Benign Metastasizing Leiomyomatosis to the Skin and Lungs, Intravenous Leiomyomatosis, and Leiomyomatosis Peritonealis Disseminata: A Series of Five Cases.

Mar 21, 2022

Benign metastasizing leiomyomatosis (BML) is a rare disease that typically occurs in women with a history of uterine leiomyomatosis. Benign metastasizing leiomyomatosis occurs more frequently in the l...

Effect of Secukinumab on Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Inflammatory Biomarkers: Post Hoc Analyses of Pooled Data Across Three Indications.

Mar 21, 2022

Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) are chronic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) associated with cardiovascular (CV) disease. High-sensitivity C-reac...

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE RIGHT VENTRICULAR SUBSTRATE PARTICIPATING IN POST INFARCTION VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA.

Mar 14, 2022

The right ventricle (RV) is uncommonly implicated in post-infarction ventricular tachycardia (VT). The prevalence and features of RV substrate participating in post-infarction VT are undefined.To char...

Patterns of Care for First-detected Atrial Fibrillation: Insights from the Get With The Guidelines Atrial Fibrillation Registry.

Mar 07, 2022

Despite multiple trials comparing rate with rhythm control, there is no consensus on optimal management of first-detected atrial fibrillation (AF).We analyzed current patterns of care for first-detect...

Left ventricular function assessment after aortic and renal intervention in Takayasu arteritis by speckle tracking echocardiography: a pilot study.

Feb 28, 2022

Overt left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and congestive heart failure are known entities in Takayasu arteritis (TA). Subclinical LV dysfunction may develop in these patients despite normal LV ejection ...

Using computational methods to design patient-specific electrospun cardiac patches for pediatric heart failure.

Feb 28, 2022

Autologous cardiac cell therapy is a promising treatment for combating the right ventricular heart failure (RVHF) that can occur in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). However, autologous ce...

FTZ protects against cardiac hypertrophy and oxidative injury via microRNA-214 / SIRT3 signaling pathway.

Feb 21, 2022

Despite the fact that the initial hypertrophic response to ventricular pressure overload is thought to be compensatory, prolonged stress often leads to heart failure. Previous studies have shown that ...

Incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of heart failure among patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Feb 14, 2022

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological autoimmune disease. Although it primarily harms the central nervous system, other organs are liable to be affected by it as well. There is a gro...