Cardiac resynchronization was effective for moderate-to-severe heart failure with intraventricular conduction delay
- Mechanical unloading increases caveolin expression in the failing human heart. Uray, Iván P.; Connelly, John H.; Frazier, O. Howard; Taegtmeyer, Heinrich; Davies, Peter J.A. // Cardiovascular Research;Jul2003, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p57
Objective: Implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the failing human heart initiates structural and functional changes termed reverse remodeling. Mechanical unloading improves cardiac adrenergic responsiveness and lipid metabolism, processes regulated by caveolar...
- JAMA: Heart infection involving ICD associated with high rate of complications, risk of death. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;4/28/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article presents information on a study published in the April 25, 2012 issue of the periodical "JAMA", according to which, the patients with heart infections involving implanted cardiac devices experience a high rate of complications including valve infections, heart failure and persistent...
- Mechanical Cardiac-Support Devices – Dreams and Devilish Details. Jessup, Mariell // New England Journal of Medicine;11/15/2001, Vol. 345 Issue 20, p1490
The author reflects on the development of mechanical cardiac support devices specifically developed for patients with end-stage heart failure. According to the author, the development of this device was supported by the Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute....
- Significant improvement of myocardial function following cardiac support device implantation: Illustration by two-dimensional strain. Serri, Karim; Labrousse, Louis; Reant, Patricia; Lafitte, Stephane; Roudaut, Raymond // European Journal of Echocardiography;Dec2006, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p473
Abstract: Cardiac support devices (CSD) offer a new therapeutic alternative to patients with end-stage refractory heart failure and severe left ventricle (LV) dilatation. Passive mechanical constraint has been shown to reduce LV dilatation as well as to improve LV function and patient symptoms....
- VT ablation in heart failure. Bänsch, D.; Schneider, R.; Akin, I.; Nienaber, C.A. // Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie;Mar2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p38
Ventricular tachycardias (VT), shocks, and clusters of shock are ominous signs in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and herald an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality. VT clusters have been associated with aggravation of heart failure (19%), acute coronary events...
- A completed paradigm shift for VADS in advanced HF: The INTERMACS registry at 5 years. Young, James B. // Cardiology Today;Nov2010, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p4
This article focuses on the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS), the largest compendium of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved long-term circulatory assist devices implanted in patients with advanced heart failure.
- 746 Clinical results of the first 99 patients with the axial flow pump INCOR. // European Journal of Heart Failure. Supplements;Jun2005, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p167
An abstract of the study "Clinical Results of the First 99 Patients With the Axial Flow Pump INCOR," by J. Mueller and colleagues, is presented.
- End-Stage Heart Failure with Multiple Intracardiac Thrombi. Posch, Maximillian G.; Thompson, Larry O.; Koerner, Michael M.; Akay, Mehmet H.; Noon, George P.; Loebe, Matthias // Texas Heart Institute Journal;2004, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p404
Describes the case of a woman who had ischemic cardiomyopathy and thrombus formation in all cardiac chambers. Methods used in resolving cardiac insufficiency; Surgical technique employed on the woman; Use of biventricular assist devices on the woman.
- Common Questions About Pacemakers. DENAY, KERI L.; JOHANSEN, MICHAEL // American Family Physician;2/15/2014, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p279
Pacemakers are indicated in patients with certain symptomatic bradyarrhythmias caused by sinus node dysfunction, and in those with frequent, prolonged sinus pauses. Patients with third-degree or complete atrioventricular (AV) block benefit from pacemaker placement, as do those with type II...