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January 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(1) doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.005 Online First

Association of subclinical hypothyroidism in heart failure: a study from South India

Pramod Kumar Kuchulakanti, VCS Srinivasarao Bandaru, Anurag Kuchulakanti, Tallapaneni Lakshumaiah, Mehul Rathod, Rajeev Khare, Parsa Sairam, Poondru Rohit Reddy, Athuluri Ravikanth, Avvaru Guruprakash, Regalla Prasada Reddy, Banda Balaraju

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Introduction Heart failure (HF) is a complex disease, characterised by the reduced capacity of the heart to pump blood, supply or fill with blood, and is a cause of hospitalisation.1 HF is rapidly growing in developed and developing countries, with an estimated prevalence of more than 37 million individuals.2 HF is associated with a high rate of hospitalisation and it is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.1-3 Existing studies have shown that several comorbid factors and biomarkers are associated with HF and its prognosis.4 Recent studies have associated subclinical hypothyroidism with increased blood pressure, insulin resistan

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August 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:89–90

New European Society of Cardiology recommendations published

BJCardio Staff

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Chair of the writing group Professor Christian Sticherling (Universitätsspital Basel, Switzerland) said: “Traditionally we interrupted anticoagulation during device implantation and restarted it afterwards. And we bridged with heparin around the time of the operation. The new recommendation is to continue to give the VKA and perform the operation without any bridging. That shows the lowest rate of perioperative bleeding.” He added: “Also new is the recommendation not to interrupt VKAs during ablation and particularly during pulmonary vein isolation which is the most common type of ablation nowadays.” The paper, produced by the EHRA,

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In brief

June 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:58

In brief

BJCardio Staff

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NICE draft guidance on acute heart failure published The draft acute heart failure clinical guideline from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is now out for consultation with stakeholders. Guideline recommendations, available on http://www.nice.org.uk, include advice that people with suspected acute heart failure should be seen by a specialist team with a heart failure service at hospital. Currently practice is not standardised across hospitals and many patients are not treated by a dedicated service. …and also on ICDs and CRT   Draft technology appraisal guidance on the most clinically and cost-effective impla

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News from the BSH 16th Annual Autumn Meeting

February 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:15 Online First

News from the BSH 16th Annual Autumn Meeting

Colin Cunnington

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Counting the cost of acute heart failure In the first keynote lecture, Professor John McMurray (BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre, Glasgow) began by addressing the definition of acute heart failure (HF). He felt the term ‘acute’ was unhelpful, as it can be applied to a broad spectrum of clinical presentation, from the rapid onset of acute pulmonary oedema, to the subacute deterioration in chronic HF symptoms (predominantly peripheral oedema) that culminates in hospitalisation. Accordingly, the new 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/American Heart Association (AHA) HF guidelines refer to ‘the hospitalised patient’,

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Acute heart failure – a call to action

March 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20(suppl 2):S1–S11 doi:10.5837/bjc.2013.s02

Acute heart failure – a call to action

Professor Martin Cowie, Professor Derek Bell, Mrs Jane Butler, Professor Henry Dargie, Professor Alasdair Gray, Professor Theresa McDonagh, Dr Hugh McIntyre, Professor Iain Squire, Dr Jacqueline Taylor, Ms Helen Williams

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March 2004 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2004;11:AIC 24–AIC 32

Management of heart failure and the role of the new inotrope levosimendan

Nicholas Ioannou, Duncan LA Wyncoll

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