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The aim of this study is to investigate the possibility of optimizing the performance of CRT-D in non-responding patients through utilization of cardiac strain speckle tracking
Myocarditis promotes the occurrence of serious cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disorders which may lead to sudden cardiac death, the need for catheter ablation of arrhythmia or implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator or pacemaker. The aim of the study is to fill the evidence gap regarding the type and burden of arrhythmias in patients with myocarditis and their correlation with clinical parameters, biomarkers and additional tests. During a multi-center observational study, patients will be subjected to prolonged ECG monitoring. As a result, a risk scale will be created that can facilitate the identification of patients with an increased risk of arrhythmia and further specifying recommendations for therapeutic management.
The following pilot study will be undertaken to determine the effects of use of a zero-sodium peritoneal dialysate solution (10% dextrose in sterile water) on sodium removal as compared to a standard peritoneal dialysis solution.
Evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the XL trend measured by Florence (Critical Perfusion Inc, Palo Alto, California) in the prediction of morbimortality of Mexican patients post-operated of elective cardiovascular surgery. Hypothesis: 1. The gastric reactance measurement (XL) correlates with the morbimortality (postoperatory shock, excessive bleeding, vasoplegic syndrome and death) and with the risk predictors (APACHE II, STS, SOFA, and EUROSCORE II) with patients post-operated of elective cardiac surgery. 2. It is possible to identify the cut-off point of the values of the gastric reactance (XL) as a predictive tool of morbimortality in patients post-operated of elective cardiac surgery. 3. The gastric reactance (XL) is a safe measurement to patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Heart failure (HF), a current worldwide pandemic with an unacceptable high level of morbidity and mortality, brings an enormous medical and societal burden. Chronic HF is characterized by progressive alteration of cardiac structure and function. But the molecular mechanism of these alterations is still not well-established and needs to be discussed further. HF is a highly heterogeneous disease that can be caused by a multiple of diseases. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) are the main causes of this syndrome. Although HF is the common manifestation of DCM and ICM, the etiology and pathogenesis are different. Understanding the different pathophysiological mechanisms will contribute to the prevention and individualized therapy of heart failure. Therefore, this study aims to observation the different characteristics of the molecular biology and clinical courses in DCM and ICM patients.
REDHART2 is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effects of Anakinra on peak aerobic exercise capacity measured with a cardiopulmonary test after 24 weeks in patients with recently decompensated systolic heart failure and increased systemic inflammation.
This trial is to evaluate two types of electrical muscle Stimulation (EMS) stimulation (low intensity "conventional stimulation" vs. high intensity "Russian" stimulation) of legs in comparison with a control group without EMS in a cohort of elderly patients with severe deconditioning after CHF decompensation.
Evolocumab has been able to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular events in patients that had at least one cardiovascular risk factor . In patients with chronic HFrEF, as we mentioned before, treatment with statins is not recommended as it has not shown benefits in improving its prognosis. However, CAD control stands as an approach that could improve the course of the disease by preventing microlesions that further weaken the heart. A recent multicenter study, the BIOSTAT-CHF , was performed to determine whether the PCSK9-LDLR axis could predict risk in patients with HF. A multivariate analysis, which included BIOSTAT risk scores, LDLR, and statin treatment as covariates, revealed a positive linear association between PCSK9 levels and the risk of mortality and the composite endpoint (death or HF-related hospitalization). A similar analysis for LDLR revealed a negative association with mortality and the composite endpoint. Future studies must assess whether PCSK9 inhibition will result in better outcomes in HF. There is an unmet clinical need: blockade of the neurohormonal activation has provided advances in patients with HFrEF, yet mortality and morbidity remain unacceptably high. Approaching a strict control of lipid levels and CAD with evolocumab in stable HFrEF of ischemic ethology may represent a complementary pathophysiological pathway to reduce mortality and morbidity. The burden of CAD provides a solid rationale for testing the value of evolocumab in HF patients. Therefore, a pilot trial is proposed to evaluate the beneficial effect of evolocumab by surrogate biological markers before considering an event analysis study. Evolocumab reduces the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with established atherosclerotic disease, so this drug could play a role in HFrEF of ischemic etiology, by limiting macro- and micro-vascular coronary disease progression. In HFrEF patients due to ischemic etiology, there is a continuous troponin release due to persistent myocyte injury, which has been associated with adverse outcomes. Our hypothesis is that evolocumab may have the potential to reduce circulating hs-TnT levels, as a surrogate of myocyte injury due to atheroma progression in HFrEF. A positive result in this EVO-HF Pilot study may lead to the set-up of a large-scale multicenter prospective and randomized events study analyzing the role of lipid-lowering treatment by means of evolocumab in HFrEF of ischemic etiology
The registry study aims to discover the prognostic value of bio-markers in heart failure
The aim of the study is to evaluate the influence of physical training and respiratory rehabilitation performed by patients at home on quality of life, symptoms, physical endurance, force of respiratory and skeletal muscles and body mass composition in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) or left ventricular heart failure with reduced ejection fraction - HFREF), or ischemic heart disease and evaluation the number of stem cells, natural lymphoid cells and distribution of subpopulations of monocytes (including proangiogenic monocytes) in examined persons and evaluation of theirs eventual influence of the course of disease.