Tag: heart failure

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, […]

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 […]

Heart Failure Issues and Management: A European Perspective

Authors: Dominguez-Rodriguez, Alberto; Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Julia; Belleyo-Belkasem, Carima; Abreu-Gonzalez, Pedro Heart failure poses an increasing problem for global health care systems. The epidemiological data which have been accrued over the last 30 years have predominantly been accumulated from experience within North America and Europe. The European experience in heart failure, although similar to that in North America, has recently […]

Strategies to Reduce Heart Failure Hospitalizations and Readmissions

Strategies to Reduce Heart Failure Hospitalizations and Readmissions: How Low Can We Go? Author: Aranda, Juan M. It is estimated that more than one million heart failure hospitalizations occur each year. Systolic heart failure and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction contribute equally to heart failure hospitalizations. Heart failure readmission rates continue to be about […]