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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.
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.
Purpose: Exaggerated sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity associated with low heart rate variability (HRV) is considered as a trigger of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. Regular exercise training is efficient to improve autonomic balance. In 2013, the investigators published that a single session of an optimized short-high intensity interval exercise with passive recovery (HIIT) protocol was efficient in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients for enhancing vagal tone and to decrease arrhythmias in the 24-h post exercise period when compared to a single session of moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICT). Nevertheless the effects of HIIT training performed on several weeks have never yet been studied on the parameters described by Coumel's triangle (the arrhythmogenic substrate, the trigger factor as premature ventricular contraction and the modulation factors of which the most common is the autonomic nervous system). The aim of this study was to verify the superiority of HIIT to enhance parasympathetic activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiac function when compared to MICT in a short and intense cardiac rehabilitation program.
This randomised controlled study investigates the effect of Kinesio Taping on pulmonary function, respiratory muscle strength, functional capacity, functional mobility, hand grip strength, quality of life and level of depression in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The study also compares effects of Kinesio Taping and Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT). There were 3 study groups: The experimental group received Kinesio Taping; the breathing exercise group received IMT; and the control group received no interventions.
This study aims to evaluate the effect of statin for primary prevention, towards lowering the incidence of heart failure, acute lung edema, malignant arrhythmia and death in ACS patients.
This study determines effect of education with Teach-Back method in patients with Heart failure. In this randomized clinical trial, 70 patients with Heart failure hospitalized in year 2016-17 were selected and they were randomly divided into control group and test group.Self-care behaviors training with Teach-Back method within 15 to 45 minutes was done on the case group, and control group received routine treatment. Information have collected whit Demographic questionnaire and SF36 questionnaire before and after training. Data were analyzed by Spss version18 And there were analyzed by descriptive statistics and Chi-square, Independent T-test, Paired T-test and Co-variance tests.
Loop diuretics are the main therapy for decongestion of patients with advanced acute heart failure. However, these patients often develop diuretic-resistance or even diuretic-refractoriness. In order to overcome such resistance to diuretic, the clinician can increase the dose of furosemide, or change the way of administration (continuous infusion versus boluses) or associate a different class of diuretics (thiazide diuretics, K+-sparing diuretics) up to the addition of low doses of inotropic agents to improve renal perfusion. At the present time there is no evidence in literature in advanced acute heart failure patients about the superiority of the treatment with furosemide in continuous infusion or in intermittent boluses. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of furosemide in boluses versus continuous infusion in advanced acute heart failure.
Hypertension is common side effect of Cushing Syndrome (CS): in patients with endogenous CS and those treated with glucocorticosteroids (GCs). The impact of the intravenous GCs therapy on blood pressure (BP) remains unclear. According to the European Group On Graves' Orbitopathy (EUGOGO), patients with active, severely symptomatic and sight-threatening Graves' orbitopathy (GO) should be treated with high dose intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) pulses. There are, however, reports of fatal side effects that may be associated with this therapy (e.g.: pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, severe cerebrovascular events, acute liver damage and sudden death). For this reason, the cumulative dose of IVMP should not exceed 8 g within each treatment course, and pulses should not be given on consecutive or alternate days, except for the case of dysthyroid optic neuropathy. A consensus on the monitoring of patients during and after IVMP pulse administration is not yet established. What is more, there is lack of paper regarding pattern of blood pressure at various time points during and after ivGCs administration. Thus, the investigators decided to evaluate acute changes of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) as a marker of hemodynamic stress and to monitor BP before, during and after IVMP pulse administration. All of patients were treated routinely according to EUGOGO recommendations with standard doses of methylprednisolone with standard recommended schedule. Inclusion criterion for the therapy was according to EUGOGO guidelines active, moderate-to-severe and active GO (12 pulses of IVMP 6x0.5g followed by 6x0.25g every week).