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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-05-21T18:19:10-0400
Heart failure is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle weakens and no longer contracts normally. Half of these patients have an irregularity of heart rhythm called atrial fibrilla...
Repetitive levosimendan infusions for patients with advanced chronic heart failure (LeoDOR) A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicentre study with parallel group design. Mo...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the treatment strategy of long-term intermittent every 30 days, continuous intravenous infusion for 24 hours of Levosimendan, associated...
The Day-Care Unit for Patients With Refractory Heart Failure (DayCare-HF) is an observational study on selected patients with advanced refractory heart failure. The purpose of the study wa...
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and feasibility of using a smartphone application to monitor symptoms and weight in patients with advanced heart failure.
Right-sided heart failure, which is often present in the setting of advanced heart failure, is associated with cardiac cachexia, the cardiorenal syndrome, and adverse outcomes. Improved understanding ...
Obtain initial estimates of the change in brachial artery endothelial function and maximal oxygen uptake (VO ) with 8 weeks of low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation (LF-EMS) or sham in patients...
Clinicians face considerable challenges in identifying patients with advanced heart failure who experience significant symptom burden at the end of life. Often, these patients are cared for in the com...
Heart failure or congestive heart failure remains a major public health concern on the global scale. End-stage heart failure is a severe disease where the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen and nut...
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial relaxation during DIASTOLE leading to defective cardiac filling.
Heart failure caused by abnormal myocardial contraction during SYSTOLE leading to defective cardiac emptying.
Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).