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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Added 18 days ago Drug news

Cytokinetics announced the publication to the design of GALACTIC-HF cardiovascular outcomes clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil in the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.

Cytokinetics, Incorporated announced the publication of a manuscript relating to the design of GALACTIC-HFIII3 event driven cardiovascular outcomes clinical trial...

Added 1 month ago Drug news

FDA approves less invasive surgical approach for Abbott's HeartMate 3 to help patients avoid open heart surgery.- Abbott

Abbott has announced FDA approval of a new alternative surgical technique for Abbott's HeartMate 3 heart pump that will allow...

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FDA accepts sNDA for Farxiga to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or the worsening of heart failure . AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced the FDA has accepted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Farxiga (dapagliflozin) to...

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Hereditary ATTR amyloidosis

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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 9 years ago

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy

Added 1 year ago

Cardiac arrhythmias in coronary heart disease

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for the management of cardiac arrest and the arrhythmias associated with ACS, chronic CHD and cardiac surgery. It excludes arrhythmias not associated with CHD such as...

Added 5 months 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...

Added 6 months ago

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.

Added 7 months ago

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.

Added 1 year ago

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...

Added 1 year ago

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.

Added 1 year ago

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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.

He was Principal Investigator of

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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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