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Stroke.

In the past decade, the definition of stroke has been revised and major advances have been made for its treatment and prevention. For acute ischaemic stroke, the addition of endovascular thrombectomy of proximal large artery occlusion...

Epidemiology of stroke in Europe and trends for the 21st century.

Despite major improvements in primary prevention and acute treatment over the last decades, stroke is still a devastating disease. At the beginning of the 21st century, the age-standardized incidence of stroke in Europe ranged from...

Classification of stroke subtypes.

This article reviews published stroke subtype classification systems and offers rules and a basis for a new way to subtype stroke patients. Stroke subtyping can have different purposes, e.g. describing patients' characteristics in...

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.

Management of cardiogenic shock in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Cardiogenic shock remains a major problem affecting a large proportion of patients with acute coronary syndromes, with a persistent high mortality rate. Although mechanical reperfusion with percutaneous coronary intervention has improved...

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...

Inotropes and vasopressors use in cardiogenic shock: when, which and how much?

Purpose of review: Data and interventional trials regarding vasopressor and inotrope use during cardiogenic shock are scarce. Their use is limited by their side-effects and the lack of solid evidence regarding their effectiveness...

Levosimendan as Rescue Therapy for Acute Heart Failure in a Patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The longer survival of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy due to advances in clinical care has increased the incidence of Duchenne muscular dystrophy-associated cardiomyopathy, a nearly consistent feature in the third decade...

The efficacy of simendan in the treatment of acute heart failure and its impact on NT-proBNP.

Objective: Simendan is a calcium sensitizer that enhances myocardial contractility but does not affect ventricular diastole. Simendan also has a vasodilatation effect, which causes coronary artery resistance and venous volume...

Nebulized Budesonide vs. Placebo in Adults with Asthma Attack; a Double Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Objective: This trial was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of nebulized budesonide versus placebo in moderate to severe acute asthma attack in adults in the ED.

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