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Biomarkers representing distinct biological domains including neurohormonal, inflammatory, metabolic-nutritional, oxidative-nitrosative and myocardial injury, might alone or in combination provide prognostic information on mortality in heart failure patients with preserved or impaired systolic function.
Upon enrollment in the study, Troponin I (cTn I), BNP, norepinephrine, plasma renin activity, aldosterone, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble receptor of interleukin 2 (sIL-2R), leptin, prealbumin, free malondialdehyde, 15-F2t-isoprostane and protein-bound nitrotyrosine were measured in stable ambulatory, non diabetic, elderly heart failure patients. Patients were followed up until death or study termination (31st January 2009).
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Università di Parma
University of Parma
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:05-0400
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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).
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