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Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that results when the heart is unable to provide sufficient blood flow to meet metabolic requirements or accommodate systemic venous return. This common condition affects over 5 million people in the United States at a cost of $10-38 billion per year. Heart failure results from injury to the myocardium from a variety of causes including ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Less common etiologies include cardiomyopathies, valvular disease, myocarditis, infections, systemic toxins, and cardiotoxic drugs. As the heart fails, patients develop symptoms which include dyspnea from pulmonary congestion, and peripheral edema and ascites from impaired venous return. Constitutional symptoms such as nausea, lack of appetite, and fatigue are also common. There are several compensatory mechanisms that occur as the failing heart attempts to maintain adequate function. These include increasing cardiac output via the Frank-Starling mechanism, increasing ventricular volume and wall thickness through ventricular remodeling, and maintaining tissue perfusion with augmented mean arterial pressure through activation of neurohormonal systems. Although initially beneficial in the early stages of heart failure, all of these compensatory mechanisms eventually lead to a vicious cycle of worsening heart failure. Treatment strategies have been developed based upon the understanding of these compensatory mechanisms. Medical therapy includes diuresis, suppression of the overactive neurohormonal systems, and augmentation of contractility. Surgical options include ventricular resynchronization therapy, surgical ventricular remodeling, ventricular assist device implantation, and heart transplantation. Despite significant understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in heart failure, this disease causes significant morbidity and carries a 50% 5-year mortality.




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The clinical severity of heart failure is graded according the New York Heart Association (NYHA) on the basis of clinical symptoms at various degrees of physical activity of the patient (1). The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) introduced a classification which combines clinical symptoms and the concomitant disease and risk factors to develop heart failure (1,2).


Heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD: eGFR 30 mg albumin/1 g of urine creatinine) frequently coexist and share many risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia) also. CKD worsen prognosis in heart failure patients (16); however, patients with severe CKD often have been excluded from randomized clinical trials and thus there is limited evidence-based therapy available.


Your surgeon then removes the diseased heart and sews the donor heart into place. He or she then attaches the major blood vessels to the donor heart. The new heart often starts beating when blood flow is restored. Sometimes an electric shock is needed to make the donor heart beat properly.


After your heart transplant, you may need to adjust your diet to keep your heart healthy and functioning well. Maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise can help you avoid complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.


Isolated vital signs, such as heart rate or systolic blood pressure, have been shown to be unreliable in the assessment of hypovolaemic shock. Heart rate alone has not been shown to predict the need for massive transfusion, in particular not in the geriatric trauma population [119]. In contrast, the SI, defined as the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure, has been advocated to better risk-stratify patients for critical bleeding, increased transfusion requirements and early mortality [120, 121]. Paladino and co-workers found that this index may be useful to draw attention to abnormal values, but may be too insensitive to exclude disease and should not lower the suspicion of major injury [122]. Mutschler and co-workers have suggested a novel and clinically reliable classification of hypovolaemic shock based on four classes of worsening base deficit. The objective of this study was to correlate this classification with corresponding SI strata for the rapid assessment of trauma patients in the absence of laboratory parameters. Twenty-one thousand eight hundred fifty-three adult trauma patients were retrieved from the TraumaRegister DGU database and divided into four strata of worsening SI at emergency department arrival (group I, SI


During the past 10 years, the philosophy of heart failure treatment has evolved from symptom control to a combined prevention and symptom-management strategy. Recent clinical trials have proved that early detection can delay progression. Treatment of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction is as important as treatment of symptomatic disease. The purpose of this review is to simplify recent guidelines for pharmacological management of chronic systolic heart failure for the primary care physician and the heart failure specialist. Early recognition and prevention therapies, combined with lifestyle modification, are essential in the treatment of heart failure. Therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, β-blockers, and diuretics is now standard. Digoxin is added to improve clinical symptoms, especially in patients with atrial fibrillation. Aldosterone antagonists may be recommended in select patients with stable New York Heart Association class III or IV heart failure. If angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are not tolerated, angiotensin receptor blockers, hydralazine hydrochloride, and isosorbide dinitrate are recommended. The data on antiarrhythmic and anticoagulation therapies are inconclusive.


The incidence and prevalence of hypertension is increasing worldwide, with approximately 1.13 billion of people currently affected by the disease, often in association with other diseases such as diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, dyslipidemia/hypercholesterolemia, and obesity. The autonomic nervous system has been implicated in the pathophysiology of hypertension, and treatments targeting the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), a key component of the autonomic nervous system, have been developed; however, current recommendations provide little guidance on their use. This review discusses the etiology of hypertension, and more specifically the role of the SNS in the pathophysiology of hypertension and its associated disorders. In addition, the effects of current antihypertensive management strategies, including pharmacotherapies, on the SNS are examined, with a focus on imidazoline receptor agonists.


Hypertension is one of the leading causes of premature death worldwide with 1.13 billion people having hypertension. It is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD; e.g., stroke, angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure, peripheral artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysm) as well as end-stage renal disease [1, 2]. Hypertension often co-occurs with other CVD risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia/hypercholesterolemia, obesity and chronic kidney disease [1, 3, 4]. Despite several actions set up to improve diagnosis, management and awareness about hypertension, the incidence and prevalence are still increasing [5, 6]. The prevalence of hypertension is higher in low- and middle-income countries [5] and increases with age [1].


The effects of the SNS activation are mediated by adrenergic neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, epinephrine and dopamine) having vasoconstriction properties [18]. It has been shown that the norepinephrine spillover is increased in patients with high blood pressure, and this increase is mainly seen in the heart and the kidneys, both tightly involved in blood pressure control [18]. The release of these adrenergic neurotransmitters induces action on cardiovascular and metabolic systems by targeting organs involved in homeostasis control as the heart, kidneys, veins, and arterioles, and leading to renin release, sodium retention, increase in heart rate, arrhythmias, and left ventricular hypertrophy. Thus, these targets of the SNS contribute to increase blood pressure. Regarding the metabolic effects, the adrenergic neurotransmitters are responsible for action on different organs and tissues: on fat cell to increase lipolysis resulting in an increase in fatty acid release, on the liver to increase gluconeogenesis, on pancreatic β-cells to decrease insulin secretion. Conversely, free fatty acids may enhance sympathetic activity [33]. If the sympathetic activity is raised chronically, it may lead to development of insulin resistance and hypertension, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The role of therapeutic inhibition of sympathetic overdrive in the prevention of the metabolic disorders and the associated adverse outcomes requires adequate testing in properly sized randomised controlled trials [8, 21, 24, 31, 34,35,36,37,38].


Use of CPET detects abnormalities in the functional capacity of these organ systems that are amplified or are only present during exercise (e.g., coronary arterial disease [CAD], right-to-left shunt [R-L shunt]) and helps to define the pathophysiology of exercise limitation. It is important to note that patient report of symptoms or stated levels of exercise intolerance correlate only modestly with resting functional and imaging tests [1,2,3]. As a result, CPET can be particularly valuable in identifying the source of exercise intolerance, monitoring disease progression, evaluating treatment responsiveness and providing information about prognosis.


The ratio of ventilation (V) to perfusion (Q) is decisive for the quality of the gas exchange in the lungs. Pronounced ventilation/perfusion mismatch (V/Q) occurs in pulmonary disease, pulmonary vascular disorders and heart failure [21, 22]. Therefore, gas exchange measurements are central to the understanding of the pathophysiology of exercise limitation.


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