Tag: heart-failure

Temporary mechanical support for critical cardiogenic shock

R. Venkateswaran (Manchester, UK) discusses temporary mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation in cardiogenic shock, considering the pathophysiology and the strategies which help decision-making.

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Failing heart mitral valve surgery

Prakash Punjabi (London, UK) presents the evidence for mitral valve intervention in the failing heart.

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VAD therapy as new gold standard

S Schueler (Newcastle, UK) reviews the history of heart transplantation before arguing that LVAD therapy is now the new gold standard.

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Biventricular mechanical support

M Struber (Leipzig, Germany) describes off-pump LVAD insertion before discussing biventricular support.

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Cardiac transplantation as gold standard

J Dunning (Cambridge, UK) argues that cardiac transplantation remains the gold standard for end-stage heart failure treatment in the UK.

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Heartware ventricular assist update

J Begg (Heartware) describes the Heartware HVAD and MVAD devices for mechanical circulatory support.

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UK destination therapy

S Schueler (Newcastle, UK) discusses destination therapy as an option for heart failure in the UK.

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Heart transplantation referral guidelines

J Parameshwar (Cambridge, UK) discusses referral for heart transplantation based on UK guidelines published in 2011.

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Berlin Heart developments

U Opfermann (Berlin, Germany) describes developments in Berlin Heart technology.

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Cardiac Stem Progenitor Cells

G. Ellison (Liverpool & London, UK) discusses cardiac stem cells and myocyte regeneration.

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Heart failure medical management

G MacGowan (Newcastle, UK) considers the optimal investigation and medical management of patients in heart failure.

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Heart failure metabolic therapy

N Howell (Birmingham, UK) describes the metabolic pathways and the energetic phenotype of the failing heart.

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Stitch trial results for LV reconstruction

E Verrier (Washington, UK) gives an overview of the results fr the use of left ventricular reconstruction in the STITCH trial.

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STITCH trial review

A Wechsler (Philadelphia, USA) reviews the surgical treatment for ischaemic heart failure (STITCH) trial. Problems with trial design, recruitment and results interpretation are highlighted.

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