CVIA Journal

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications

Category: Volume 1 Number 1

Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Failing Heart

Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Failing Heart: Which Device to Choose Authors: Ahmed, Mustafa; Alvarez, Rene Critical cardiogenic shock remains a problem with staggering mortality, with the best hope of survival depending on timely and aggressive intervention. This often requires the use of extracorporeal mechanical support in addition to vasoactive medications to manage patients through their […]

Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy

Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy: A Focused Review on Optimal Patient Selection and Long-Term Follow-up Using Echocardiography Authors: Vilaro, Juan R.; Szady, Anita; Ahmed, Mustafa M.; Dawson, Jacqueline; Aranda, Juan M. Despite widespread awareness and use of scientifically proven life-prolonging medical and device-based therapies over the last two decades, heart failure remains a leading cause of morbidity, […]

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in 2015: Lessons Learned Authors: Ketha, Siva; Kusumoto, Fred M. Over 20 years of research has led to the now widely accepted role of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in medically refractory, mild to severe systolic heart failure (HF) with increased QRS duration. In addition to conferring a mortality benefit, CRT has been shown […]

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and the Failing Ventricle: Getting It Right Authors: Mandras, Stacy A.; Oleck, Sylvia; Ventura, Hector O. Right ventricular failure (RVF) remains the primary cause of death in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. We review the pathophysiology of RVF, including the remodeling and ventriculoarterial uncoupling that occurs when the failing right side of the heart […]

Evaluation of the Heart Failure Patient by Echocardiography

The Evaluation of the Heart Failure Patient by Echocardiography: Time to go beyond the Ejection Fraction Authors: Dowe, Jacqueline Dawson; Vilaro, Juan; Hamilton, Karen; Szady, Anita; Aranda, Juan M. Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the ventricle to fill with or eject blood. […]

Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring for Heart Failure

Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring for Heart Failure: A New Era of Heart Failure Management Authors: Hernandez, Gabriel A.; Navas, Viviana; Chaparro, Sandra Despite the development of noninvasive tools as echocardiography, right-sided heart catheterization remains an integral part of the cardiovascular evaluation. In the last decade, better understanding of the hemodynamic process before heart failure decompensation led to improvement […]

Epidemiological Study of Heart Failure in China

Epidemiological Study of Heart Failure in China Authors: Guo, Yang; Zhao, Dong; Liu, Jing Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome that results from any structural or functional impairment of ventricular filling or ejection of blood. HF is one of the most important and severe end stages of many cardiovascular diseases. Epidemiological studies of HF have […]

Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: Sorting Fact from Fiction in This Rare Cardiomyopathy Authors: Rajapreyar, Indranee; Langlois, Elizabeth Sarcoidosis is a rare condition of granulomatous infiltration of many tissues of the body, including the heart. Cardiac sarcoidosis has been challenging to study, as it is often asymptomatic, although the initial presentation can be sudden cardiac death. The incidence and […]

Unusual Cardiomyopathies

Unusual Cardiomyopathies: Some May Be More Usual Than Previously Thought and Simply Underdiagnosed Author: Smart, Frank W. Heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization in the United States. Just as the prevalence of heart failure has increased, the number of diseases identified that result in the heart failure syndrome has escalated. Certain cardiomyopathies […]

Press Release Volume 1 Number 1

Inaugural Issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications Journal Launches with Special Issue on Heart Failure. Beijing, October 21, 2015: The new journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has been launched with a Special Issue on Heart Failure. CVIA was founded on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Great Wall-International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) in 2014 by […]

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