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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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Fluid Management

Fluid Management

Are you up-to-date with the latest evidence of effective procedures for fluid management?

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Guidelines

Weight management: lifestyle services for overweight or obese adults

The guideline replaces section 1.1.7 of Obesity, NICE clinical guideline 43 (2006). This guideline makes recommendations on the provision of effective multi-component...

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2013 ESH/ESC Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension

The 2013 guidelines on hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) follow...

Added 4 years ago

KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease

This Guideline has been developed to provide advice on the management of BP in patients with non–dialysis-dependent CKD (CKD ND)

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Journal articles

Efficacy and safety of a calcium sensitizer, levosimendan, in patients with right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension.

Despite using vasoactive and PH specific therapies, the in-hospital mortality of severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) with right heart failure (RHF) is high.

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Inotropes and cardiorenal syndrome in acute heart failure - A retrospective comparative analysis.

Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is common in acute heart failure (AHF), and is associated with dire prognosis. Levosimendan, a positive inotrope that also has diuretic effects, may improve patients' renal profile. Published results are conflicting.

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Endovascular baroreflex amplification for resistant hypertension: a safety and proof-of-principle clinical study

Carotid baroreflex activation lowers blood pressure and might have potential application for the treatment of resistanthypertension. We did a proof-of-principle trial with a...

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Clinical trials

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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Is Levosimendan Superior to Milrinone Regarding Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease? (MiLe-1)

The aim of the study is to assess the ability of Levosimendan to reduce the postoperative acute kidney...

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Effects of Levosimendan on Diaphragm Function in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Levosimendan is a relatively new drug that improves cardiac contractility in patients with heart failure. Its...

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Dr Sarah Brewer

Dr Sarah Brewer MSc (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working in general practice, she gained a Master's degree in Nutritional Medicine from the University of Surrey. ... Read more

Would Your Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Garlic?

Would you consider recommending garlic tablets for patients with hypertension? Either instead of initiating monotherapy, or as an adjunct to current medication if they remained poorly controlled? The evidence for benefit is growing… 

CME

What's new in chronic heart failure

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Step by step: A guide to diagnosing heart failure

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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

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