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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PIONEER-HF trial of Entresto for heart failure published in NEJM.- Novartis.

Novartis announced results of the landmark PIONEER-HF trial showing that in-hospital initiation of Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets provided superior benefit compared...

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EMPRISE study shows Jardiance was associated with a 44 percent relative risk reduction in hospitalization for heart failure. Eli Lilly

Initial results from the World EMPagliflozin compaRative effectIveness and SafEty (EMPRISE) study Jardiance was associated with a 44 percent relative...

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HeartMate 3 Heart Pump is now FDA approved for advanced heart failure patients not eligible for a heart transplant. Abbott

Abbott announced that the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) has received FDA approval as a destination therapy for...

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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

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...

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2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

The present guidelines represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force  involving 10 professional societies.This document has...

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Journal articles

Prevention of heart failure patients with decreased ejection fraction in non-cardiac surgery: Levosimendan or anesthetic cardioprotection?

Chronic heart failure (CHF) significantly worsens the prognosis of surgical treatment in noncardiac surgery, doubling mortality in compared with patients with coronary artery disease.

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Advanced heart failure: a position statement of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology

This article updates the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2007 classification of advanced heart failure and describes new diagnostic and treatment options for these patients.

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Ambulatory Intravenous Inotropic Support and or Levosimendan in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Failure: Safety, Survival, Improvement, or Transplantation

End-stage heart failure (HF) frequently needs continuous inotropic support in hospital and has high morbidity and mortality in absence of heart transplantation.

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Clinical trials

Multiple Cardiac Sensors for the Management of Heart Failure (MANAGE-HF)

The MANAGE-HF study is a multi-center, global, prospective, open label, multi-phase trial intended to evaluate the clinical efficacy of the HeartLogic heart failure diagnostic feature.

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Levosimendan Compassionate Use in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Decompensated Heart Failure

Open label study of levosimendan; planned comparison for effectiveness and safety to historic matched case controls from...

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A Prospective, Single Arm, Multi-Center Clinical Study in Collaboration With the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS®) to Evaluate the Thoracotomy Implant Technique of the HeartWare HVAD® System in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure (HVAD LATERAL)

This is a prospective, multi-center,single arm study that will evaluate the thoracotomy implant technique in up to 145 subjects implanted via thoracotomy with the HeartWare HVAD® System...

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Professor Gerhard Pölzl

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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