*  Chronic heart failure still 'a major issue'
It was recently approved for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure in patients with a reduced left ventricular ... Right Ventricular Function Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vascular Diseases Working Group on Myocardial Function Working ... Journals > ESC Journal Family E-Journal of Cardiology Practice National Cardiac Society Journals ESC Virtual Journal ... "The majority of patients admitted to hospital with acute heart failure are cases of 'decompensated' chronic heart failure," ...
  https://www.escardio.org/Congresses-&-Events/Heart-Failure/Congress-resources/chronic-heart-failure-still-a-major-issue
*  Contribution of Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction to Pulmonary Hypertension Complicating Chronic Systolic Heart Failure | JACC:...
... prognostic value of right ventricular systolic function and pulmonary artery pressure in patients with chronic heart failure. J ... Left atrial volume was calculated using the biplane area length method at end systole (22). Using pulse wave D-E, the cardiac ... heart failure. LV. left ventricular. LVDD. left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. LVEF. left ventricular ejection fraction. ... Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is a major factor in the development of symptomatic congestive heart failure. ...
  http://imaging.onlinejacc.org/content/4/9/946
*  Pressure-Flow Studies in Man: Effect of Respiration on Left Ventricular Stroke Volume | Circulation
Heart Failure and Cardiac Disease. *Hypertension. *Imaging and Diagnostic Testing. *Intervention, Surgery, Transplantation ... In patients with pericardial tamponade, variations in left ventricular stroke volume, systolic pressure and pulse pressure were ... The pressure gradient technique was used to evaluate effects of respiration on left ventricular stroke volume in 22 patients: ... Pressure-Flow Studies in Man: Effect of Respiration on Left Ventricular Stroke Volume. JEROME RUSKIN, ROBERT J. BACHE, JUDITH C ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/48/1/79
*  Effects of Partial Left Ventriculectomy on Cardiac Performance | Circulation
... on cardiac performance in a group of 8 patients with severe heart failure.R1 This study used pressure-area relations by ... echocardiographic automated border detection as a surrogate for pressure-volume relations to assess ventricular function in a ... Effects of Partial Left Ventriculectomy on Cardiac Performance. Kiyotaka Fukamachi, Patrick M. McCarthy, Randall C. Starling, ... Effects of Partial Left Ventriculectomy on Cardiac Performance. Kiyotaka Fukamachi, Patrick M. McCarthy, Randall C. Starling ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/98/19/2098d
*  Resynchronization/Defibrillation for Ambulatory Heart Failure Trial - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
The most important predictors of mortality in heart failure patients are depressed left ventricular function, severity of ... Cardiac-resynchronization therapy for mild-to-moderate heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 16;363(25):2385-95. doi: 10.1056/ ... Recently, a new therapy has been developed for advanced heart failure patients with a ventricular conduction abnormality. This ... implantation with and without intraoperative defibrillation testing in patients with heart failure and severe left ventricular ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT00251251?show_locs=Y
*  Heart Failure Treatments | Crestor Heart Failure Lawyer
Read about heart failure treatment options or contact a Crestor heart failure lawyer today at (888) 335-6059. ... Medication to Treat Heart Failure. When the main problem of heart failure is the reduced flow of blood out of the left ... Inotropes are given intravenously to patients with severe heart failure to maintain blood pressure and help the heart's pumping ... When the heart valves aren't functioning properly, heart valve repair or replacement may be done to relieve congestive heart ...
  http://www.crestorheartfailurelawyer.com/treatments/
*  PAPP-A and IGFBP-4 fragment levels in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with heparin and PCI.
... predict outcome in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Unfortunately, administration of heparin to patients with ACS ... 23739935 - Analysis of left ventricular function in patients with heart failure undergoing cardiac.... 14602325 - ... CONCLUSION: Plasma IGFBP-4-fragment levels are not acutely altered in patients with STEMI treated with UFH and PCI. Thus, they ... OBJECTIVES: Circulating levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) predict outcome in patients with acute ...
  http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/PAPP-IGFBP-4-fragment-levels/25489725.html
*  Improved Diastolic Function Is Associated With Higher Cardiac Output in Patients With Heart Failure Irrespective of Left...
Diastolic Function Is Associated With Higher Cardiac Output in Patients With Heart Failure Irrespective of Left Ventricular ... Improved Diastolic Function Is Associated With Higher Cardiac Output in Patients With Heart Failure Irrespective of Left ... Improved Diastolic Function Is Associated With Higher Cardiac Output in Patients With Heart Failure Irrespective of Left ... Improved Diastolic Function Is Associated With Higher Cardiac Output in Patients With Heart Failure Irrespective of Left ...
  http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/6/3/e003389
*  VitamIN D Treating patIents With Chronic heArT failurE - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Left ventricular function by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance [ Time Frame: At one year ]. *Peak exercise capacity [ Time Frame: At ... VitamIN D Treating patIents With Chronic heArT failurE (VINDICATE). The safety and scientific validity of this study is the ... Effects of Vitamin D on Cardiac Function in Patients With Chronic HF: The VINDICATE Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Jun 7;67(22 ... Despite recent advances and even when receiving optimal therapy, patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) suffer poor quality ...
  https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01619891
*  Circulatory, Vascular and Cardiac sub-cluster 57
Up to 50% of patients with the clinical syndrome of heart failure have preserved left ventricular systolic function (HF-PSF). ... PURPOSE: The objective of this trial was to investigate the capacity of gated perfusion SPECT (GPS) to detect left ventricular ... Our aims were to examine whether AG produced benefits on the left ventricular (LV)-arterial coupling in fructose-fed (FF) ... Left ventricular aneurysm in the scope of gated perfusion SPECT: accuracy of ... ...
  http://www.biomedsearch.com/cluster/26/Circulatory-Vascular-and-Cardiac/sub-57-p2.html
*  QRS duration: a simple marker for predicting cardiac mortality in ICD patients with heart failure | Heart
QRS duration identified patients with increased cardiac mortality in the presence of depressed left ventricular function. This ... poor ventricular function, and poor functional status.15,16. We hypothesised that within a group of patients with heart failure ... either biventricular or left ventricular) have shown a significant clinical improvement in patients with heart failure.30-33 ... Patients with increased QRS duration receiving an ICD in the presence of heart failure are at greatest risk of cardiac death ...
  http://heart.bmj.com/content/89/10/1157
*  Patent US7599741 - Systems and methods for improving heart rate kinetics in heart failure patients - Google Patents
Monitoring-only configurations provide for acquisition and organization of physiological data for heart failure patients. These ... pacing therapy is delivered at a rate greater than the patient's intrinsic heart rate based on a profile of the patient's heart ... The patient's heart rate response to the sustained activity is evaluated during a time window defined between onset of the ... If the patient's heart rate response to the sustained activity is determined to be slow, a ...
  http://www.google.com/patents/US7599741?dq=%22Meaning-based+information+organization+and+retrieval%22
*  Plasma IL-37 Elevated in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and Predicted Major Adverse Cardiac Events: A 1-Year Follow-Up...
... and NT-proBNP and negatively correlated with left ventricular ejection function (LVEF). 11 patients died of cardiovascular ... Plasma IL-37 Elevated in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and Predicted Major Adverse Cardiac Events: A 1-Year Follow-Up ... We measured plasma IL-37 levels by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 158 patients with chronic heart failure and 30 ... Our results showed that plasma IL-37 levels were significantly elevated in patients with CHF compared with healthy controls ( ...
  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/dm/2017/9134079/abs/
*  Determinants and Prognostic Value of Cardiovascular Autonomic Function in Coronary Artery Disease Patients With and Without...
Decreased cardiac parasympathetic activity in chronic heart failure and its relation to left ventricular function. Br Heart J ... Prediction of fatal or near-fatal cardiac arrhythmia events in patients with depressed left ventricular function after an acute ... Heart rate variability: its association with hemodynamic function of the left ventricle in patients with coronary heart disease ... 78 patients (8%) with acute coronary events, 29 patients (3%) with strokes, and 16 patients (2%) hospitalized for heart failure ...
  http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/1/286
*  Reduced Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Susceptibility After Upgrade of Conventional Implanted Pulse Generator to Cardiac...
... susceptibility in patients with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in whom worsening heart failure (HF) resulted in ... of cardiac resynchronization on incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients with poor left ventricular systolic function. Am J ... cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator. HF. heart failure. LV. left ventricular. LVEF. left ventricular ejection ... defibrillators in patients being treated for heart failure (HF) associated with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Each ...
  http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/50/13/1246
*  Sudden Cardiac Death | Circulation
Effect of amiodarone on clinical status and left ventricular function in patients with congestive heart failure. Circulation. ... impaired left ventricular function appears to be the most important predictor in men.17 In patients with severe heart failure, ... particularly in patients with advanced left ventricular dysfunction.23 Multiple triggering events in heart failure patients ... Left Ventricular Hypertrophy. Left ventricular hypertrophy, whether established by ECG or by cardiac echo, is a strong ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/98/21/2334.long
*  Impact of Cardiac Contractility Modulation on Left Ventricular Global and Regional Function and Remodeling | JACC:...
2003) High prevalence of left ventricular systolic and diastolic asynchrony in patients with congestive heart failure and ... heart failure. LV. left ventricular. MLWHFQ. Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire. Sm. peak systolic velocity. Te- ... 2008) Cardiac contractility modulation electrical signals improve myocardial gene expression in patients with heart failure. J ... 2002) Cardiac contractility modulation by electric currents applied during the refractory period in patients with heart failure ...
  http://imaging.onlinejacc.org/content/2/12/1341
*  Plasma and Cardiac Galectin-3 in Patients With Heart Failure Reflects Both Inflammation and FibrosisCLINICAL PERSPECTIVE |...
... improved left ventricular function, and clinical outcome in patients with inflammatory cardiomyopathy. Eur J Heart Fail. 2016; ... left ventricular dysfunction, and dyssynchrony: insights from the CARE-HF (Cardiac Resynchronization in Heart Failure) trial. ... Plasma and Cardiac Galectin-3 in Patients With Heart Failure Reflects Both Inflammation and FibrosisCLINICAL PERSPECTIVE. ... Plasma and Cardiac Galectin-3 in Patients With Heart Failure Reflects Both Inflammation and FibrosisCLINICAL PERSPECTIVE ...
  http://circheartfailure.ahajournals.org/content/10/3/e003804.full
*  What Are the Keys to Hemodynamic Improvement in Heart Failure Patients? | Springer for Research & Development
... because of population aging and because improved treatment for acute cardiac events prevents some early deaths, thus... ... Heart failure diagnosis has been growing world-wide during the last decade [1] ... Masoudi FA, Havranek EP, Smith G et al (2003) Gender, age, and heart failure with preserved left ventricular systolic function ... Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Heart Failure Patient Tissue Doppler Imaging Left Bundle Branch Block Biventricular Pace ...
  https://rd.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-88-470-2137-2_98
*  Total Right Ventricular Exclusion Improves Left Ventricular Function in Patients With End-Stage Congestive Right Ventricular...
Cardiac Transplantation and Surgery for Congestive Heart Failure. Total Right Ventricular Exclusion Improves Left Ventricular ... Total Right Ventricular Exclusion Improves Left Ventricular Function in Patients With End-Stage Congestive Right Ventricular ... Total Right Ventricular Exclusion Improves Left Ventricular Function in Patients With End-Stage Congestive Right Ventricular ... Total Right Ventricular Exclusion Improves Left Ventricular Function in Patients With End-Stage Congestive Right Ventricular ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/108/10_suppl_1/II-226
*  Impact of Heart Failure Center Program on Cardiac Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a major public health problem worldwide. CHF carries a devastating prognosis, which resembles ... proteinuria, renal function, changes in life quality, left ventricular ejection fraction,. and cardiac outcomes. In Taiwan, so ... Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction, and Cardiac Outcomes in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure. Trial Phase:. N/A. Minimum ... Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction, and Cardiac Outcomes in Patients With Congestive Heart Failure ...
  http://www.knowcancer.com/cancer-trials/NCT01416285/
*  Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction | JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2013) Impaired left ventricular systolic function reserve limits cardiac output and exercise capacity in HFpEF patients due to ... 2011) Resting global and regional left ventricular contractility in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction: ... 2011) Cardiac inflammation contributes to changes in the extracellular matrix in patients with heart failure and normal ... 2007) Ventricular structure and function in hypertensive participants with heart failure and a normal ejection fraction: the ...
  http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/63/5/457
*  Identification of a Potential Cardiac Antifibrotic Mechanism of Torasemide in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure | JACC:...
... fibrosis has been proposed as a major determinant of altered left ventricular function leading to chronic heart failure (HF) in ... Left ventricular mass was measured, and left ventricular mass index was calculated by dividing left ventricular mass by body ... Clinical and Cardiac Parameters Assessed in Normotensive Subjects and in the Whole Group of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure ... Identification of a Potential Cardiac Antifibrotic Mechanism of Torasemide in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure ...
  http://www.onlinejacc.org/content/50/9/859
*  Protein Kinase G Positively Regulates Proteasome-Mediated Degradation of Misfolded ProteinsClinical Perspective | Circulation
PDE5 inhibition with sildenafil improves left ventricular diastolic function, cardiac geometry, and clinical status in patients ... elicits reverse remodeling and improves cardiac function in congestive heart failure animal models and human patients.15,40-42 ... Sildenafil reduces cardiac aberrant protein aggregation and cardiac hypertrophy and blunts heart function decline in CryABR120G ... Effects of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibition on systemic and pulmonary hemodynamics and ventricular function in patients with ...
  http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/128/4/365
*  Interactions Between Leptin and the Human Sympathetic Nervous System | Hypertension
Heart Failure The 70 patients with cardiac failure (61 men, 9 women) had impaired left ventricular systolic function (ejection ... New York Heart Association (NYHA) heart failure grades III and IV, but elevated in patients with milder heart failure, NYHA ... Cardiac Failure and Essential Hypertension NE spillover measurements established the bona fides of cardiac failure and ... congestive heart failure (CHF), essential hypertension (EH), pure autonomic failure, and CHF patients after administration of ...
  http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/41/5/1072