The unheard-of symptom – Bendopnea

Characterization of a Novel Symptom of Advanced Heart Failure: Bendopnea JCHF. 2014;2(1):24-31. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2013.07.009 Objectives:  This study sought to examine the frequency and hemodynamic correlates of shortness of breath when bending forward, a symptom that has been named by the newly coined term “bendopnea.” Background:  Many heart failure patients describe bendopnea such as when putting on their shoes. This […]

MI rates with Ticagrelor (from PLATO)

This article in JACC examines the rates of MI in patients with ACS treated with ticagrelor vs clopidogrel. The rates of overall MI at 12 months: 1. Ticagrelor- 5.8% 2. Clopidogrel – 6.9% 3. Nonprocedural MI (HR: 0.86; 95% CI: 0.74 to 1.01) and MI related to percutaneous      coronary intervention or stent thrombosis tended […]

Colchicine in Stable Chronic Heart Failure

Heart failure is associated with activation of inflammatory cascades. this trial examines the effects of usig colchicine in Hf. American College of Cardiology Foundation | JACC: Heart Failure | Anti-Inflammatory Treatment With Colchicine in Stable Chronic Heart FailureA Prospective, Randomized Study.

Natural history of pediatric idiopathic DCM

Natural history studies of pediatric idiopathic dcm are scarce. previous studies have demonstrated heterogenous figures of actuarial survival at 1 year of 63-90%, and at 5 years of 20-80%. this study add to our knowledge of natural history and LV function recovery. American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology […]

REOPEN-AMI Trial

high-dose intracoronary adenosine after thrombus aspiration improves microvascular dysfunction, LV remodelling. American College of Cardiology Foundation | Journal of the American College of Cardiology | Left Ventricular Remodeling and 1-Year Clinical Follow-Up of the REOPEN-AMI Trial.

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