Tag Archives: cardiac failure

AHA 2018 | PIONEER-HF: sacubitril/valsartan en insuficiencia cardíaca aguda descompensada

AHA 2018 | PIONEER-HF: Sacubitril/Valsartan in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

AHA 2018 | PIONEER-HF: Sacubitril/Valsartan in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Treating acute decompensated heart failure patients with an angiotensin receptor inhibitor plus a neprilysin receptor inhibitor significantly reduces N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations and clinical events, according to the PIONEER-HF study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Congress Scientific Sessions and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study

El Canakinumab reduce las hospitalizaciones por insuficiencia cardíaca en los respondedores

AHA 2018 | Canakinumab Reduces Hospitalization for Cardiac Failure in Respondents

The benefit was dose-dependent reduction, regardless the presence of absence of baseline cardiac failure. Patients with prior MI and hypersensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) showed dose dependent hospitalization reduction for cardiac failure with the new anti-inflammatory drug Canakinumab, according to this study presented at AHA and simultaneously published in Circulation.   The difference between Canakinumab and

La reparación de la válvula mitral con Mitraclip es segura en pacientes de alto riesgo

Mitral Valve Repair in Patients with Cardiac Failure

The mitral valve is a complex apparatus dependent on left atrium and left ventricle functionality. Dilation of these cavities might affect mitral annulus morphology and lead to valve dysfunction, generating mitral regurgitation (MR). This type of MR has been called functional, since leaflets and tendinous chordae do not present lesions themselves; instead, they malfunction ‘secondary’

Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy by Hemodynamic Index–Guided Fluid Administration

Original Titlte: Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy by Central Venous Pressure–Guided Fluid Administration in Chronic Kidney Disease and Congestive Heart Failure Patients. Reference: GengQian et al. JACC: Cardiovascular interventions 2015 Courtesy of Dr. Agustín Vecchia.  Hospital Alemán, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The aim of this study was to assess a venous pressure guided hydration technique in patients with