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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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Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre

Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre

The Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre is an information hub providing expert insight into the management of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. This Knowledge Centre contains a wealth of scientific video content offering insights and opinion from some of the leading experts in the field.

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Guidelines

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

The 2012 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease aims to provide guidance on blood pressure management and treatment for...

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Journal articles

Perioperative Use of Levosimendan Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients Post-Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Severe postoperative complications can affect cardiac surgery patients. Levosimendan is a novel calcium sensitizer commonly administered after cardiac surgery.

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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.

Added 8 months ago

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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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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