An Introduction to Heart Failure
Much progress has been made in the management of heart failure in patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and the development of therapies for HF with preserved ejection fraction is ongoing. Promising new therapeutics in HF include a dual-acting angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor, soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) stimulator and a cardiac myosin activator. It is hoped that gene therapy will be available for patients with HFrEF in the near future.
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Heart Failure Content
A Personalized Approach to the Management of Congestion in Acute Heart Failure
Heart International. 2023;17(2):1–7:Online ahead of journal publication
Heart failure (HF), a prevalent disease, is the common final pathway of several conditions, which result in the activation of numerous neurohumoral pathways. Cardiorenal interaction plays an essential role in the progression of the disease, and the use of diuretics is a cornerstone in the treatment of hypervolemic patients, especially in acute decompensated HF (ADHF).1 The […]
ESC Congress 2023 Amsterdam: Ross Campbell, OPERA-AI trial, handheld echocardiography in suspected heart failure
Presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC Congress) 2023 Amsterdam, the OPERA-AI trial compared the use of handheld echocardiography analysed by artificial intelligence (AI) to ‘cart-based’ echocardiography reported by humans, to help diagnose suspected heart failure. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak to Dr. Ross Campbell (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK) to discuss the […]
ESC Congress 2023, Amsterdam
The annual conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC Congress 2023) recently ended following an insightful few days in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Taking place between Friday 25 – Monday 28 August, ESC Congress 2023 saw over 30,000 participants and 4,500 faculty and presenters come together to discuss the very latest advances in […]
ESC Congress 2023 Amsterdam: Robert Mentz, HEART-FID trial, intravenous iron for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction
The HEART-FID trial built on research from the AFFIRM-AHF and IRONMAN trials to investigate the use of intravenous iron in treating heart failure with iron deficiency. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak to Dr. Robert Mentz (Duke University, NC, US) regarding the HEART-FID trial, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC Congress) 2023 […]
Integrating Palliative Care into the Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Practice Pearl
Heart International. 2023;17(1):5–7 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2023.17.1.5
Palliative care (PC) is recommended as a standard of practice for all patients with heart failure (HF) and is supported by evidence of improved patient outcomes (e.g. reduction in symptoms refractory to cardiovascular therapies and improved shared decision-making).1 PC also addresses the persistent disparity in care experienced by patients from disenfranchised groups.2 PC is often a consultative […]
Measurement of Blood Volume in Patients with Heart Failure: Clinical Relevance, Surrogates, Historical Background and Contemporary Methodology
Heart International. 2023;17(1):36–44 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2023.17.1.36
Heart failure (HF) is a common clinical diagnosis often requiring hospitalization secondary to patient decompensation associated with clinically determined ‘dry’ or ‘wet’ volume states. However, fluid overload is the more common basis for clinical deterioration accounting for the majority of hospitalizations.1–4 There is often a cycle of decompensation, compensation following intervention and then a recurrence of volume overload […]
Gregg Stone, ACC 2023: COAPT trial results – Transcatheter edge-to-edge repair with MitraClip device for functional mitral regurgitation in heart failure
The COAPT trial investigated the use of the MitraClip a novel device for patients with secondary mitral regurgitation, a condition in which blood leaks backward through the mitral valve into the left atrium of the heart. In this touchCARDIO interview Dr Gregg Stone (Mount Sinai Heart Health System, New York City, NY, USA) discusses the […]
John Boehmer, ACC 2023: MicrocorTM device for heart failure management, the BMAD trial
The BMAD trial investigated patients with heart failure assessed the use of the Microcor device on readmission rates. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr John Boehmer (Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA) to discuss purpose, findings and clinical implications of the BMAD trial in […]
John Boehmer, ACC 2023: The MicrocorTM device, monitoring tool for heart failure
The most common cause of hospital admission due to heart failure is due to excess fluid retention. The MicrocorTM device monitors fluid levels in the lungs to aid in patient management. In this touchCARDIO interview, we speak with Dr John Boehmer (Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, […]
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