Asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction patients with diabetes have higher risk for heart failure than those without.
Sacubitril/valsartan was associated with greater improvements in physical and social activities in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction than enalapril.
Palliative care intervention may increase the likelihood of revising prognostic assessment in line with physician's.
Pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is associated with mortalityApril 18, 2018
Pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is common in patients undergoing right heart catheterization. Transpulmonary gradient, pulmonary vascular resistance, and diastolic pulmonary gradient are predictors of mortality and cardiac hospitalizations in PH-HFpEF.
Current smoking linked to higher mean left ventricular mass index and lower mean left ventricular circumferential strain.
Compared with the enalapril-treated group, those treated with sacubitril/valsartan were found to have significantly slower kidney decline (-1.3 vs -1.8mL/min/1.73m2 per year; P<0.0001).
After a median 20 years of follow-up, heart failure not associated with cancer incidence.
However, childhood BMI not independently associated with risk for heart failure.
New Class 1 recommendations involve the referral of inpatients and outpatients to cardiac rehabilitation programs that include exercise training.
The TAZPOWER study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2/3 crossover study evaluating the safety and efficacy of elamipretide (daily subcutaneous injections) in 12 male patients (aged ≥12 years) with genetically-confirmed Barth syndrome.
High-intensity exercise was an independent marker for ventricular arrhythmia, regardless of exercise duration.
Entresto may improve limitations in physical and social activities in patients with heart failure.
Although they acknowledge the preliminary data is subject to further analysis, they say it demonstrates a statistically significant reduction in the combination of all-cause mortality and frequency of cardiovascular-related hospitalizations compared to placebo at 30 months.
With greater exercise intensity, ejection fraction lowered in preterm-born than term-born young adults.
Transpulmonary gradient, pulmonary vascular resistance, and diastolic pulmonary gradient are associated with mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.
Hemodynamic markers of pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction are associated with mortalityMarch 20, 2018
Transpulmonary gradient, pulmonary vascular resistance, and diastolic pulmonary gradient are predictors of mortality and cardiac hospitalizations in pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
Compared with patients not taking digoxin, patients with a serum digoxin concentration of ≥1.2 ng/mL had a 56% increased hazard of mortality.
Shared decision making intervention linked to improved value/treatment choice concordance in LVAD destination therapyMarch 19, 2018
In this randomized, stepped-wedge control trial of patients with heart failure under consideration for mechanical circulatory support, a shared decision-making educational intervention was linked with improved patient comprehension of left ventricular assist devices and concordance of treatment choice with patient values.
Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression and fatigueMarch 19, 2018
Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA), a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart failure-specific health status in chronic heart disease, compared with usual care.
A magnetically levitated centrifugal-flow pump was superior to a mechanical-bearing axial continuous-flow pump in patients with advanced heart failure.
A recent study evaluated the effects of SGLT-2i and other glucose-lowering drugs on cardiovascular event outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes from 6 countries in 3 world regions.
A Smartwatch band paired with an app records a 30-second single-lead rhythm strip.
Primary prevention with aspirin may reduce all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure and type 2 diabetes.
White patients have significantly higher positive detection rates on cardiomyopathy genetic testing compared with underrepresented minorities.
A shared decision-making program between patients with end-stage heart failure being considered for destination therapy left ventricular assist device and their caregivers was associated with improvement in patient knowledge.
Rheumatoid arthritis may be associated with an increased risk for hospitalization from heart failure.
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in heart failure reduces mortality and hospitalization: The CASTLE-AF trialFebruary 20, 2018
Compared with medical therapy alone, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure reduced the risk for all-cause mortality and hospitalization.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in patients with chronic kidney disease was associated with increased risk for heart failure-related and any-cause hospitalization.
A middle-aged woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.
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