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V Heart Failure 2020

Discount for SOLACI Members – V Heart Failure Review 2020

Discount for SOLACI Members – V Heart Failure Review 2020

On December 7 thru 12 SOLACI is holding the 5th International Round of Conferences 2020 on “Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension: Management of hear failure in times of polypharmacy and artificial devices”.   The event will take place next week Monday thru Friday from 5 to 7 pm and Saturday 12 from 10 to 12 am

AHA 2020 | EMPATROPISM: Empagliflozina en no diabéticos con insuficiencia cardíaca

AHA 2020 | EMPATROPISM: Empagliflozin in Non-Diabetics with Cardiac Failure

Empagliflozin improves cardiac function, exercise capacity and quality of life in non-diabetic patients with cardiac failure and deteriorated ejection fraction.  These findings were presented during the scientific sessions at AHA 2020 and published simultaneously in JACC. EMPATROPISM outcomes are on the same line as other studies using sodium glucose 2 cotransporter inhibitors (SGLT2) which showed

AHA 2020 | AFFIRM-AHF: Suplemento de hierro y menos hospitalizaciones por insuficiencia cardíaca

AHA 2020 | AFFIRM-AHF: Ferric Carboxymaltose and Fewer Hospitalizations for Cardiac Failure

Correcting iron deficiency in patients with cardiac failure might reduce the risk of new hospitalizations according to the AFFIRM-AHF published in the Lancet and presented at AHA 2020. The combined primary end point of death and hospitalizations was not met; yet the study showed a significant reduction of 26% in hospitalization rate. Irrespective of the

ESC 2020 | La disfunción ventricular puede inclinar la balanza para decidir la revascularización

ESC 2020 | Revascularization Strategies: Ventricular Dysfunction Might Tilt the Scales

Patients included in the ISCHEMIA trial who had a history of cardiac failure or ventricular function deterioration will benefit from revascularization vs. optimal medical treatment. This is a pre-specified analysis of the paradigmatic ISCHEMIA trial. The ISCHEMIA was published in March 2020 in NEJM and went somewhat unnoticed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At the

Virtual ACC 2020 | COAPT: Better Quality of Life Translates into Harder End-Points

After transcatheter mitral valve repair with MitraClip, the COAPT patients saw improved quality of life, better survival rate and fewer hospitalizations for cardiac failure at long term follow-up.  Improved quality of life had already been presented, exactly one year ago at the ACC 2019. In that occasion, it was established that the MitraClip reduces symptoms

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

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

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