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Comparative Analysis of Established Risk Scores and Novel Hemodynamic Metrics in Predicting Right Ventricular Failure in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Background: Right ventricular failure (RVF) portends poor outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation. Although numerous RVF predictive models have been developed, there are few independent comparative analyses of these risk models.

Methods And Results: RVF was defined as use of inotropes for >14 days, inhaled pulmonary vasodilators for >48 hours or unplanned right ventricular mechanical support post-operatively during the index hospitalization. Read More

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February 2019

Dancing Cats, Heart Failure, and Circulating Troponin.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 16. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

Libin Cardiovascular Institute and University of Calgary Medical Centre, Calgary, Canada. Electronic address:

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February 2019

The Positives of Negative Data.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb;25(2):77

University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Box 358050, Seattle, WA 98109. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Expression of Concern.

Authors:
Paul J Hauptman

J Card Fail 2019 02;25(2):143

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February 2019

Eyeing autonomic dysregulation in heart failure.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

MetroHealth Campus of Case Western University School of Medicine. Electronic address:

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February 2019

(Pro)renin Receptor Blockade Ameliorates Heart Failure Caused by Chronic Kidney Disease.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Cardiology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1194, Japan. Electronic address:

Background: The (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR)] is involved in the activation of local renin-angiotensin system and subsequent development of cardiovascular disease. We investigated the therapeutic effect of a (P)RR blocker, handle region peptide (HRP), on chronic kidney disease (CKD)-associated heart failure.

Methods And Results: CKD was induced in C57BL/6J mice by 5/6 nephrectomy. Read More

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February 2019
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National Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Cancer and Comorbid Heart Failure.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Division of Cardiology, UCLA Cardio-Oncology Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address:

Heart failure (HF) and cancer are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the US. Due to overlapping risk factors, these two conditions often coexist. We sought to describe the national burden of HF for hospitalized patients with cancer. Read More

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February 2019
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The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Thomas P Graham Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN United States of America; Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Standard cardiac biomarkers are poor indicators of DMD cardiovascular disease. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) regulate collagen turnover. Read More

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February 2019

Reply to Notarius.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110.

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February 2019

Diastolic Intra-Left Ventricular Pressure Difference During Exercise: Strong Determinant and Predictor of Exercise Capacity in Patients with Heart Failure.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Kita-15, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8638, Japan.

Background: Although the enhancement of early-diastolic intra-left ventricular pressure difference (IVPD) during exercise is considered to maintain exercise capacity, little is known about their relationship in heart failure (HF).

Methods And Results: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and exercise-stress echocardiography were performed in 50 HF patients (left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction 39±15%). Echocardiographic images were obtained at rest, submaximal, and peak exercise. Read More

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February 2019

Driving Pulseless: A driving survey of patients with LVADs and their providers.

Authors:
Emily Seif

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642, United States. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Resting Oxygen Consumption and Heart Failure: Importance of Measurement for Determination of Cardiac Output Using the Fick Principle.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 9. Epub 2019 Feb 9.

From the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Background: Resting oxygen consumption (VO) is often estimated and frequently used to guide therapeutic decisions in symptomatic heart failure (HF) patients. The relationship between resting VO and symptomatic HF and the accuracy of estimations of VO in this population are unknown.

Methods And Results: We performed a cross-sectional study of HF patients (n=691) and healthy controls (n=77). Read More

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February 2019

EMPAGLIFLOZIN TARGETING THE REAL-WORLD HEART FAILURE POPULATION.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Unidade de Insuficiência Cardíaca, Serviço de Medicina III, Hospital de São Francisco Xavier, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Ocidental, Lisbon, Portugal; NOVA Medical School, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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February 2019
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Accuracy of Administrative Coding to Identify Reduced and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Background: Coding of systolic function in heart failure is important but the accuracy is uncertain.

Methods: We used data from chart review of VA heart failure hospitalizations between 2006 and 2013. Trained abstractors determined the documented diagnosis of heart failure and the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Read More

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February 2019
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Why would the effect of beet root juice on exercise capacity in HFrEF vary with etiology?

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Medicine/Cardiology, University Health Network, 6-ES-414, 200 Elizabeth Street, M5G 2C4, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.01.016DOI Listing
February 2019

Predictive Abilities of Machine Learning Techniques May Be Limited by Dataset Characteristics: Insights from the UNOS Database.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Electronic address:

Background: Traditional statistical approaches to prediction of outcomes have drawbacks when applied to large clinical databases. It is hypothesized that machine learning methodologies might overcome these limitations by considering higher dimensional and nonlinear relationships among patient variables.

Methods: The Unified Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database was queried from 1987 to 2014 for adult patients undergoing cardiac transplantation. Read More

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February 2019
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Doxycycline and Ursodiol for ATTR Amyloidosis: Not Ready for Prime Time.

Authors:
Ronald Witteles

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 3. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

Co-Director, Stanford Amyloid Center, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine), Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Stanford University School of Medicine. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Relationship of Liver Stiffness with Congestion in Patients Presenting with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Vinogradov City Clinical Hospital, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Objective: The significance of liver stiffness (LS) in the setting of cardiovascular congestion during the course of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is under investigation. The aim of this study was to assess LS with transient elastography (TE) and its associations with volume overload by bioimpedance vector analysis (BIVA) in ADHF.

Methods And Results: TE (Fibroscan 502 Echosens, France) and BIVA (ABC-01 "Medass", Russia) were performed in the first 48 hours of admission and on the day of discharge in 149 ADHF patients without known primary chronic liver disease and acute hepatitis. Read More

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February 2019
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Ischemic cardiomyopathy affects the thioredoxin system in the human myocardium.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 2. Epub 2019 Feb 2.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Leipzig, Heart Center Leipzig, Helios Clinic, Leipzig, Germany.. Electronic address:

Background: Oxidative stress due to reactive oxygen species (ROS) production is one key factor in the development of heart failure (HF). The present study investigated the thioredoxin (Trx) system, which plays a major role in antioxidant defense, in patients suffering from ischemic (ICM) or dilative cardiomyopathy (DCM).

Methods: Myocardial tissue from ICM (n=13), DCM (n=13) as well as septal tissue of patients with aortic stenosis but without diagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and subaortic stenosis (control, n=12) was analyzed for Trx1, Trx-interacting protein (TXNIP) and E3-ligase ITCH expression. Read More

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February 2019
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Influence of Risk on Reduction of Readmission and Death by Disease Management Programs in Heart Failure.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne. Electronic address:

Objective: Disease management programs (DMP) may reduce short-term readmission or death after heart failure (HF) hospitalization. We sought to determine if targeting of DMP to the highest risk patients could improve efficiency.

Methods And Results: Patients (n=412) admitted with HF were randomized to usual care or an intensive DMP including optimizing intra-vascular volume status at discharge, increased self-care education, exercise guidance, closer home surveillance and increased intensity of HF nurse follow-up. Read More

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February 2019

Physiologic Adaptation or Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy: It is Time for New Definitions!

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 1. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Division of Gastroenterology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave, Box 8124, St. Louis, MO, 63110. Electronic address:

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February 2019
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Elevated Heart Rate Following Heart Transplantation Is Associated with Increased Graft Vasculopathy and Mortality.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 24. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Loyola University Medical Center; University of Nebraska Medical Center. Electronic address:

Background: The effect of elevated heart rate (HR) on outcomes following heart transplantation (HTx) has not been well established. The aim of this study was to assess predictors of elevated HR following HTx and its impact on outcomes.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 394 patients who underwent HTx at two academic medical centers between 2005-2016. Read More

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January 2019
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Effect on Long-Term Mortality of HLA-DR Matching in Heart Transplantation.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University Department of Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinical Department of Internal and Specialty Medicine, UOC Immunohematology, and Transfusion Medicine and Transplant Immunology, Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli," Naples, Italy.

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January 2019

Low T3 Syndrome Is Associated With High Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.

Background: We aimed to clarify the prognosis and pathophysiological parameters of low T3 syndrome in patients with heart failure (HF).

Methods And Results: Hospitalized patients with HF and euthyroidism (n = 911) were divided into 2 groups on the basis of free triiodothyronine (FT3) serum levels: the normal FT3 group (FT3 ≥2.3 pg/mL; n = 590; 64. Read More

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January 2019
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Clinical Experience With the Use of Doxycycline and Ursodeoxycholic Acid for the Treatment of Transthyretin Cardiac Amyloidosis.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 18. Epub 2019 Jan 18.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: The tolerability and utility of combination doxycycline and ursodeoxycholic acid (ursodiol) amyloid fibril disruption therapy for transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR CA) in clinical practice is poorly described.

Methods And Results: We report the clinical experience of 53 ATTR CA patients treated with doxycycline and ursodiol. Six patients (11%) did not tolerate the therapy owing to dermatologic and gastrointestinal effects. Read More

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January 2019
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The Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio and Survival During Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Background: Systolic heart failure (HF) is a low-grade systemic inflammatory state. Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a nonspecific inflammatory marker with prognostic value in HF. We aimed to determine the relationship between NLR and mortality during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support. Read More

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January 2019
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Taking Some Time Out.

Authors:
Paul J Hauptman

J Card Fail 2019 Jan;25(1)

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville TN 37920, 865 305 9290. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Beta-Endorphin Elevation: Another Mechanism of Action of Sacubitril/Valsartan in Heart Failure?

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 10;25(2):142. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Cardiology, Ankara Memorial Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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February 2019

Increases in Serum Autoantibodies After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Multi-Organ Transplant Program, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) can serve as a bridge to transplant or destination therapy for patients with advanced heart failure. Implantation of LVADs is known to be associated with increases in anti-HLA antibodies, but less is known about how autoantibody levels change with the use of these devices.

Methods And Results: Autoantibody levels were quantified with the use of customized antigen microarrays in 22 patients both before and after LVAD. Read More

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January 2019

Changing Heart Failure Coding Practices and Hospital Risk-Standardized Mortality Rates.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 7;25(2):137-139. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science and Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate, Springfield MA; Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA USA. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Response to Letter to the Editor by Dr Kobayashi and Colleagues.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 7;25(2):141. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research, Durhum, North Carolina.

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February 2019

The Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Among Adults With Incident Heart Failure: The "Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke" (REGARDS) Study.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 22;25(2):130-136. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

Background: Cognitive impairment (CI) is estimated to be present in 25%-80% of heart failure (HF) patients, but its prevalence at diagnosis is unclear. To improve our understanding of cognition in HF, we determined the prevalence of CI among adults with incident HF in the REGARDS study.

Methods And Results: REGARDS is a longitudinal cohort study of adults ≥45 years of age recruited in the years 2003-2007. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6377841PMC
February 2019
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Comparison of Percutaneous and Surgical Right Ventricular Assist Device Support After Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Insertion.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 22;25(2):105-113. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center-New York Presbyterian, New York, New York. Electronic address:

Background: Early right ventricular (RV) failure after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation increases morbidity and mortality. Percutaneous right ventricular assist device (pRVAD) support is an alternative to more invasive surgical RVAD (sRVAD).

Methods And Results: We retrospectively reviewed patients receiving isolated pRVAD or sRVAD after durable LVAD at our center in the years 2007-2018. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6377854PMC
February 2019
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The unit of Estimated Plasma Volume in Patients with Heart Failure using the Strauss-derived Duarte formula is not liter but dL/g.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 13;25(2):140. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Université de Lorraine, INSERM, Centre d'Investigations Cliniques 1433, CHRU de Nancy, Inserm 1116 and INI-CRCT (Cardiovascular and Renal Clinical Trialists) F-CRIN Network, Nancy, France; Département de Cardiologie, CHRU de Nancy, Nancy, France.

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February 2019
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Association of Endothelin-1 With Accelerated Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy and Late Mortality Following Heart Transplantation.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 10;25(2):97-104. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Electronic address:

Background: Endothelin-1 (ET-1) has been implicated in the development of post-heart transplantation (HT) cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), but has not been well studied in humans.

Methods And Results: In 90 HT patients, plasma ET-1 was measured within 8 weeks after HT (baseline) via a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Three-dimensional volumetric intravascular ultrasound of the left anterior descending artery was performed at baseline and at 1 year. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6377829PMC
February 2019

Heart Transplantation Cost Composition in Brazil: A Patient-Level Microcosting Analysis and Comparison With International Data.

J Card Fail 2018 Dec 26;24(12):860-863. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Heart Transplant Program, Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil; National Health Technology Assessment Institute, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Advanced heart failure (HF) therapies, such as heart transplantation, are resource intensive and costly. In Brazil, only one-fifth of the estimated population need is fulfilled. We examined cost expenditures of heart transplants in a public institution in Brazil. Read More

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December 2018
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The Incremental Value of Right Ventricular Size and Strain in the Risk Assessment of Right Heart Failure Post - Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.

J Card Fail 2018 12 26;24(12):823-832. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Palo Alto, California.

Background: Right heart failure (RHF) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Existing risk scores include semiquantitative evaluation of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. This study aimed to determine whether quantitative evaluation of both RV size and function improve risk stratification for RHF after LVAD implantation beyond validated scores. Read More

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December 2018
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Exercise Hemodynamics to Evaluate the Breathless Patient: Defining the Normal Pulmonary Arterial Wedge Pressure.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 5;25(2):123-124. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Institutes of Genetic Medicine and Cellular Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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February 2019

The Optimal Plasma Volume Status in Heart Failure in Relation to Clinical Outcome.

J Card Fail 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Cardiology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk, Belgium; Biomedical Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium. Electronic address:

Background: Progressive plasma volume (PV) expansion is a hallmark of chronic heart failure (HF), ultimately contributing to decompensated heart failure. Monitoring PV might offer prognostic information and might be a target for tailored therapy.

Methods And Results: The correlation between technetium-99 (Tc)-labeled red blood cell measured PV and calculated PV was first determined in a validation cohort. Read More

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December 2018
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Heart Failure in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: Rising Burden, Diverse Etiology, and High Mortality.

Authors:
George A Mensah

J Card Fail 2018 12;24(12):833-834

Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Complexities of the Global Heart Failure Epidemic.

J Card Fail 2018 12;24(12):813-814

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville TN.

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December 2018

Is Heart Failure a High Tech Industrial Giant?

Authors:
Paul J Hauptman

J Card Fail 2018 11;24(11):721-722

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville TN. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Mortality, Resource Utilization, and Inpatient Costs Vary Among Pediatric Heart Transplant Indications: A Merged Data Set Analysis From the United Network for Organ Sharing and Pediatric Health Information Systems Databases.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 25;25(1):27-35. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Division of Pediatric Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Background: Merging United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Pediatric Health Information Systems databases has enabled a more granular analysis of pediatric heart transplant outcomes and resource utilization. We evaluated whether transplant indication at time of transplantation was associated with mortality, resource utilization, and inpatient costs during the first year after transplantation.

Methods And Results: We analyzed transplant outcomes and resource utilization from 2004 to 2015. Read More

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January 2019
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Parvovirus B19 in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: There Is More Than Meets the Eye.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 24;25(1):64-66. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Department of Cardiovascular Research, University of Leuven, Belgium; Netherlands Heart Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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January 2019
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Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Vascular Function are Influenced by Age and Volume Expansion in Healthy Humans.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 22;25(1):51-59. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Background: Patients with heart failure (HF) often show signs of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. The RV function of coupled with the pulmonary circulation (tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion [TAPSE]/pulmonary arterial systolic pressure [PASP]) has been shown to divide HF patients into distinct prognostic strata, but less is known about which factors influence this prognostic marker, and whether those factors can be modified. We sought to obtain normative values and discern the individual effects of age, sex, and fluid overload on RV function. Read More

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January 2019
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Echocardiographic Changes in Patients Implanted With a Fully Magnetically Levitated Left Ventricular Assist Device (Heartmate 3).

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 22;25(1):36-43. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.

Background: The Heartmate 3 (HM3) is a Conformiteé Européenne mark-approved left ventricular (LV) assist device (LVAD) with fully magnetically levitated rotor and features consisting of a wide range operational speeds, wide flow paths, and artificial pulse. We performed a hemodynamic-echocardiographic speed optimization evaluation in HM3-implanted patients to achieve optimal LV- and right ventricular (RV) shape.

Methods And Results: Sixteen HM3 patients underwent pump speed ramp tests with right heart catheterization. Read More

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January 2019
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Prognostic Value of Left Atrial Functional Measures in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 23;25(2):87-96. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Cardiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: The prognostic value of LA functional measures in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is unclear. Therefore, this study investigated the prognostic value of left atrial (LA) functional measures such as the left atrial emptying fraction (LAEF) and the minimal LA volume compared with left atrial volume index (LAVI) in HFrEF patients.

Methods And Results: A total of 818 HFrEF patients with left ventricular ejection fractions <45% underwent echocardiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2018.11.016DOI Listing
February 2019
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Mortality From Heart Failure and Dementia in the United States: CDC WONDER 1999-2016.

J Card Fail 2019 Feb 22;25(2):125-129. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:

Background: Heart failure and dementia are diseases of the elderly that result in billions of dollars in annual health care expenditure. With the aging of the United States population and increasing evidence of shared risk factors, there is a need to understand the conditions' shared contributions to nationwide mortality. The objectives of this study were to estimate the burden of mortality from heart failure and dementia and characterize the demographics of affected individuals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2018.11.012DOI Listing
February 2019
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Effects of Weight Loss in Outpatients With Mild Chronic Heart Failure: Findings From the J-MELODIC Study.

J Card Fail 2019 Jan 15;25(1):44-50. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Cardiovascular Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine, Hyogo, Japan.

Background: Weight loss is a strong prognostic factor in chronic heart failure (CHF); however, little is known about its effects in patients with mild CHF. Therefore, we investigated the effects of weight loss in patients with mild CHF.

Methods And Results: We analyzed a total of 242 outpatients with mild CHF from the J-MELODIC study cohort. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2018.11.003DOI Listing
January 2019
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