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The purpose of the study is investigate the effects of NMES in regulation of serum IL-6 and IL-15 in chronic heart failure patients who received standard inpatient cardiac rehabilitation protocol
This study is design to assess two levels of dietary sodium intake in the treatment of patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure.
Elevated Heart rate (HR) (≥ 70 bpm) is one of the contributing factors in increasing the burden of hospitalization among Heart Failure patient. Ivabradine is a novel, selective and specific in inhibiting a Funny current in sinoatrial node Node and approved as an alternative therapy for Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients. CHF patients when treated with Ivabradine reported 39%, and 30% reduction in mortality and hospitalization rate respectively. Patient were treated with Ivabradine 5mg twice daily to determine its effect in lowering Heart rate and the Quality of Life (QOL) in Chronic Heart Failure patients
Despite major breakthroughs that have recently been made in pacemakers implanted in heart failure (HF) patients, it is clear that functional impairments and symptoms often remain. However, only limited studies have investigated exercise capacity, muscle strength, pulmonary function, dyspnea, and fatigue in pacemaker implanted HF patients. Therefore, investigators aimed to compare the aforementioned outcomes in patients and healthy controls.
The project focuses on heart failure (HF), a complex clinical syndrome of symptoms and signs that suggest the efficiency of the heart as a pump is impaired. Around 950,000 people in the UK have HF. Both the incidence and prevalence of heart failure increase steeply as a result of an ageing population, improved survival of people with ischaemic heart disease and more effective treatments for heart failure. Aside from the obvious individual burden HF also accounts for 1 million inpatient bed days - 2% of all NHS inpatient bed days and 5% of all emergency medical admissions to hospital which are projected to rise by 50% over the next 25 years. There is a pressing need to explore effective ways to manage the individual and societal burden of HF. Despite exercise being an effective, safe, and a recommended (class I) therapy for people with heart failure according to clinical guidelines from the UK, EU, and USA, it is currently out of reach for majority people with HF. This project addresses this directly by designing and evaluating an exercise therapy that will be available to those living with HF with potential to improve their symptoms, function and quality of life
Cardiac biomarkers have dramatically impacted the way HF patients are evaluated and managed. In fact, the role of biomarkers has developed to better differentiate HF against other diseases and, to timely initiate and influence more accurate diagnosis (rule out) and treatments, to predict the onset of future HF, to risk‐stratify affected patients, and to serve as a tool to guide intensity of therapy. NT‐proBNP has become validated biomarkers with highest guideline recommendation (class I) and independent predictors for re‐hospitalization and mortality in HF patients. However, many Indonesian cardiologists do not use of those biomarkers, mostly due to limited available cardiac biomarkers for the cost effective heart failure management. We evaluate 2 alternative treatments which one that more cost-effective between biomarker's guided therapy and without biomarker.
The purpose of this project is to quantify normal and abnormal skin blood flow regionally in different areas of the body(face, extremities, over burns and wounds) at baseline and over time in response to treatment or environmental changes, such as temperature, light and pressure.
The primary objective of this study is to identify and evaluate the range of values provided by accelerometers during a variety of typical daily lifestyle activities for heart failure patients, and to relate these to the measured intensity of performing each activity in the heart failure population.
A novel home-based tool for self-management is to be evaluated for heart failure patients. The tool assists the patient with symptom monitoring, education and titration of diuretics. Patients who were recently hospitalized for heart failure will be randomized to receiving the tool or standard care for six months. The primary end-point will be self-care behaviour, as measured with the validated instrument the European Heart failure self-care behaviour Scale 9-item questionnaire (Jaarsma et al). Secondary end-points are in-hospital days due to heart failure, quality of life (general and disease-specific) as measured by the SF-36 and KCCQ questionnaires, and finally knowledge about heart failure, assessed by the Dutch Heart Failure Knowledge Scale.
Only a few studies evaluated the RV systolic function in the three categories of HF, regarding the importance of understanding changes in RV function on clinical presentation and outcome; it was essential to understand the prevalence and severity of RV dysfunction among the three groups and the degree of correlation between RV with LV systolic function.