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The purpose of this study is to better understand blood volume status and whether knowledge of it can change and improve heart failure care.
The purpose of this study is to better understand measurements of various parameters of congestion, the most significant of which is blood volume analysis. Blood volume analysis (BVA) measures how much blood is in the investigator's arteries and veins and is performed by using an IV and injecting a small amount of a radioactive material (I 131-labeled albumin). The study also involves blood tests, urine tests, blood pressure monitoring, an ultrasound, and measurement of lung fluid volume (by way of a vest). There will also be a 30-day follow-up phone call to assess symptoms and discuss any changes in medication.
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-07T08:56:51-0400
Researchers are trying learn more about how the heart and blood volume interact in subjects with heart failure and how measuring blood volume may help them develop better ways of treating ...
Heart failure is a common cardiac condition affecting nearly 6 million Americans. Silent blood volume overload is common in patients with heart failure and is associated with increased ris...
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart is weakened and is unable to pump enough blood to the organs of the body to meet the demands of the body. At times there may be ...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether NT-proBNP guided treatment of chronic congestive heart failure will reduce heart failure related morbidity and mortality compared to thera...
This study was designed to determine if patients, who have both high blood pressure and heart failure and are currently receiving drug treatment for heart failure, have an improvement in t...
GUIDE-IT, the largest trial to date, published in August 2017, evaluating the effectiveness of natriuretic peptide (NP)-guided treatment of heart failure (HF), was stopped early for futility on a comp...
While volume-outcome relationships in transplantation have been well-defined, the effects of large changes in center volume are less well understood. The purpose of the current study was to examine th...
Congestion is a marker of adverse prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). In addition to brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), estimated plasma volume status (ePVS), bioimpedance vector analysis (BI...
We aimed to investigate whether metabolomic profiling of blood can lead to novel insights into heart failure pathogenesis or improved risk prediction.
Yixinshu Capsule is widely utilized in Asia for the treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF) as a conventional drug, but a comprehensive conclusion is lacking. Here, we will provide a protocol to perf...
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.
The volume of the HEART, usually relating to the volume of BLOOD contained within it at various periods of the cardiac cycle. The amount of blood ejected from a ventricle at each beat is STROKE VOLUME.
The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).
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.
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time).
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