Congestive heart failure

Congestive heart failure in simple terms is failure of the heart as a pump. Prevalence is rising, as it tends to affect people later in life and is also most commonly a result

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Phase III DAPA-HF trial of Farxiga positive for treatment of heart failure.-AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced positive results from the landmark Phase III DAPA-HF trial which showed that Farxiga (dapagliflozin) met the primary composite...

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FDA approves Barostim Neo System for heart failure

The FDA has approved the Barostim Neo System, from CVRx, for the improvement of symptoms in patients with advanced heart...

Added 22 days ago Drug news

Topline results reported from phase III PARAGON-HF study of sacubitril/valsartan in HFpEF, a form of heart failure

Novartis announced topline results from the global Phase III PARAGON-HF study investigating the safety and efficacy of sacubitril/valsartan versus the...

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Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

What are the most effective treatments for acute heart failure? Can you define advanced heart failure? Discover here...

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Guidelines

Chronic heart failure in adults: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic heart failure in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve diagnosis and treatment to increase the length and quality of life for people with heart failure.

Added 8 years ago

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

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Cardiovascular disease: risk assessment and reduction, including lipid modification

This guideline covers the assessment and care of adults who are at risk of or who have cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people who are at risk of...

Added 5 years ago

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Journal articles

Growth Differentiation Factor 15 as a Biomarker in Cardiovascular Disease.

Background: Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) is expressed and secreted in response to inflammation, oxidative stress, hypoxia, telomere erosion, and oncogene activation. Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major driver of...

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Evaluation of ventriculo-arterial coupling in ST elevation myocardial infarction with left ventricular dysfunction treated with levosimendan.

Background: Acute heart failure (AHF) after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is usually treated with inotropic support or vasoactive medications.

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The New Heart Failure Association Definition of Advanced Heart Failure.

The clinical course of heart failure is characterised by progressive worsening of cardiac function and symptoms. Patients progress to a condition where traditional treatment is no longer effective and advanced therapies...

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Clinical trials

Acetazolamide in Patients With Acute Heart Failure (ACETA)

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the use of acetazolamide versus placebo in volume control in patients with decompensated HF.

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Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Short-term Administration of SIMDAX

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of intravenous infusion of Levosimendan for 24hrs in patients with ADHF who will be hospitalized with ADHF and continue to have symptom of dyspnea at rest...

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Repetitive Levosimendan Infusion for Patients With Advanced Chronic Heart Failure (LeoDOR)

Repetitive levosimendan infusions for patients with advanced chronic heart failure (LeoDOR) A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicentre study with parallel group design.

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Professor Gerhard Pƶlzl

Professor Gerhard Pölzl is Chief of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at the Medical University Innsbruck. His research is focused on clinical studies in advanced and chronic heart failure and on translational studies in cardiomyopathies.

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Acute and Advanced Heart Failure: new data, new studies, new opinions, new trends.

Professor Gerhard Pölzl focuses on the therapeutic options for acute and advanced heart failure.

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