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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 35(4): 514-520, July-Aug. 2022. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1385273

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Abstract Background: Due to its poor prognosis and mortality rates, heart failure (HF) has been recognized as a malignant condition, comparable to some cancers in developed countries. Objectives: To compare mortality from HF and prevalent cancers using data from a nationwide database in Brazil. Methods: This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study using secondary data obtained from Brazilian administrative databases of death records and hospitalization claims maintained by the Ministry of Health. Data were analyzed according to main diagnosis, year of occurrence (2005-2015), sex and age group. Descriptive analyses of absolute number of events, hospitalization rate, mortality rate, and in-hospital mortality rate were performed. Results: The selected cancers accounted for higher mortality, lower hospitalization and higher in-hospital mortality rates than HF. In a group analysis, HF showed mortality rates of 100-150 per 100,000 inhabitants over the period, lower than the selected cancers. However, HF had a higher mortality rate than each type of cancer, even when compared to the most prevalent and deadly ones. Regarding hospitalization rates, HF was associated with a higher risk of hospitalization when compared to cancer-related conditions as a group. Conclusions: Our findings indicate that HF has an important impact on mortality, hospitalization and in-hospital mortality, comparable to or even worse than some types of cancer, representing a potential burden to the healthcare system.


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Humans , Male , Female , Heart Failure/mortality , Neoplasms/mortality , Prognosis , Brazil , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Cross-Sectional Studies , Hospital Mortality , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Hospitalization , Neoplasms/diagnosis
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 118(3): 599-604, mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364357

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Resumo Fundamento A evolução natural da insuficiência cardíaca é uma pior progressiva e internações hospitalares recorrentes. São necessárias estratégias para se detectar descompensações em tempo hábil. O uso do telemonitoramento da insuficiência cardíaca é inconsistente. Objetivos Este estudo tem o objetivo de avaliar o impacto desse programa de telemonitoramento (PTM) em internações hospitalares e admissões em serviços de emergência. Métodos Este é um estudo retrospectivo observacional que analisou dados de todos os pacientes que se cadastraram no PTM de janeiro a 2018 a dezembro de 2019. Foram coletados dados demográficos, clínicos e relacionados ao PTM. O número de internações hospitalares e admissões em serviços de emergência do ano anterior e posterior ao cadastro foram comparados, utilizando-se o teste de Wilcoxon. Um p-valor bilateral de <0,05 foi considerado significativo. Resultados Um total de 39 pacientes foram cadastrados, com uma média de idade de 62,1 ± 14 anos e predominância de pacientes do sexo masculino (90%). As causas mais comuns de insuficiência cardíaca foram cardiomiopatia isquêmica e dilatada. A fração de ejeção média foi de 30% e o tempo mediano da duração da doença foi de 84 meses (FIQ 33-144). Pacientes que foram cadastrados por menos de um mês foram excluídos, com um total de 34 pacientes analisados. Os pacientes foram acompanhados no PTM por um período mediano de 320 dias. O número de admissões em serviços de emergência foi reduzido em 66% (p<0,001) e o número de internações hospitalares por insuficiência cardíaca foi reduzido em 68% (p<0,001). O PTM não teve impacto no número de internações hospitalares por outras causas. Conclusões Este estudo sugere que o PTM poderia reduzir a utilização de serviços de saúde em pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca.


Abstract Background The natural history of heart failure is a progressive decline and recurrent hospital admissions. New strategies to timely detect decompensations are needed. The use of telemonitoring in heart failure is inconsistent. Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the impact of this telemonitoring program (TMP) in hospitalizations and emergency department admissions. Methods This is a retrospective observational study, that analyzed data of all the patients who enrolled in the TMP program from January 2018 to December 2019. Demographic, clinical, and TMP-related data were collected. The number of hospitalizations and emergency department admissions from the year before and after enrollment were compared, using the Wilcoxon test. A two-sided p<0.05 was considered significant. Results A total of 39 patients were enrolled, with a mean age of 62.1 ± 14 years and a male predominance (90%). The most common causes of heart failure were ischemic and dilated cardiomyopathy. The mean ejection fraction was 30% and the median time of disease duration was 84 months (IQR 33-144). Patients who were enrolled for less than one month were excluded, with a total of 34 patients analyzed. Patients were followed in the TMP for a median of 320 days. The number of emergency department admissions was reduced by 66% (p<0.001), and the number of hospitalizations for heart failure was reduced by 68% (p<0.001). The TMP had no impact on the number of hospitalizations for other causes. Conclusions This trial suggests that a TMP could reduce health service use in patients with heart failure.


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Humans , Male , Aged , Telemedicine , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Heart Failure/therapy , Retrospective Studies , Hospitalization , Middle Aged
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 118(3): 646-654, mar. 2022. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364346

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Resumo A deficiência de ferro (DF) ou ferropenia é uma importante comorbidade na insuficiência cardíaca com fração de ejeção reduzida (ICFER) estável, e muito prevalente tanto nos anêmicos como não anêmicos. A ferropenia na ICFER deve ser pesquisada por meio da coleta de saturação de transferrina e ferritina. Há dois tipos de ferropenia na IC: absoluta, em que as reservas de ferro estão depletadas; e funcional, onde o suprimento de ferro é inadequado apesar das reservas normais. A ferropenia está associada com pior classe funcional e maior risco de morte em pacientes com ICFER, e evidências científicas apontam melhora de sintomas e de qualidade de vida desses pacientes com tratamento com ferro parenteral na forma de carboximaltose férrica. O ferro exerce funções imprescindíveis como o transporte (hemoglobina) e armazenamento (mioglobina) de oxigênio, além de ser fundamental para o funcionamento das mitocôndrias, constituídas de proteínas à base de ferro, e local de geração de energia na cadeia respiratória pelo metabolismo oxidativo. A geração insuficiente e utilização anormal de ferro nas células musculares esquelética e cardíaca contribuem para a fisiopatologia da IC. A presente revisão tem o objetivo de aprofundar o conhecimento a respeito da fisiopatologia da ferropenia na ICFER, abordar as ferramentas disponíveis para o diagnóstico e discutir sobre a evidência científica existente de reposição de ferro.


Abstract Iron deficiency (ID) is an important comorbidity in heart failure with reduced ejection (HFrEF) and is highly prevalent in both anemic and non-anemic patients. In HFrEF, iron deficiency should be investigated by measurements of transferrin saturation and ferritin. There are two types of ID: absolute deficiency, with depletion of iron stores; and functional ID, where iron supply is not sufficient despite normal stores. ID is associated with worse functional class and higher risk of death in patients with HFrEF, and scientific evidence has indicated improvement of symptoms and quality of life of these patients with treatment with parenteral iron in the form of ferric carboxymaltose. Iron plays vital roles such as oxygen transportation (hemoglobin) and storage (myoblogin), and is crucial for adequate functioning of mitochondria, which are composed of iron-based proteins and the place of energy generation by oxidative metabolism at the electron transport chain. An insufficient generation and abnormal uptake of iron by skeletal and cardiac muscle cells contribute to the pathophysiology of HF. The present review aims to increase the knowledge of the pathophysiology of ID in HFrEF, and to address available tools for its diagnosis and current scientific evidence on iron replacement therapy.


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Humans , Anemia, Iron-Deficiency/complications , Anemia, Iron-Deficiency/diagnosis , Anemia, Iron-Deficiency/therapy , Heart Failure/complications , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Heart Failure/therapy , Quality of Life , Stroke Volume , Ferritins
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In. Soeiro, Alexandre de Matos; Leal, Tatiana de Carvalho Andreucci Torres; Accorsi, Tarso Augusto Duenhas; Gualandro, Danielle Menosi; Oliveira Junior, Múcio Tavares de; Caramelli, Bruno; Kalil Filho, Roberto. Manual da residência em cardiologia / Manual residence in cardiology. Santana de Parnaíba, Manole, 2 ed; 2022. p.966-973, ilus, tab.
Monography in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353818
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Chinese Journal of Cardiology ; (12): 684-689, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-940907

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Objective: To explore the value of the assessment of plasma trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) combined with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) on predicting the all-cause mortality, length of hospitalization, and hospital cost in ischemic heart failure (IHF) patients. Methods: This prospective cohort study included 189 patients (157 males, mean age (64.0±10.5) years) with a left ventricular ejection fraction<45% caused by coronary artery disease, who hospitalized in our department from March 2016 to December 2020. Baseline data, including demographics, comorbid conditions and laboratory examination, were analyzed. The cumulative rate of all-cause mortality was evaluated using the Kaplan-Meier method and compared between the groups according to the log-rank test. Relative risks were reported as hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI) calculated using the Cox proportional-hazards analysis, with stepwise adjustment for covariables. Spearman correlation analysis was then performed to determine the relationship between TMAO combined with NT-proBNP and length of hospitalization and hospital cost. Results: There were 50 patients in the low TMAO+low NT-proBNP group, 89 patients in high TMAO or high NT-proBNP group, 50 patients in high TMAO+high NT-proBNP group. The mean follow-up period was 3.0 years. Death occurred in 70 patients (37.0%), 27 patients (54.0%) in high TMAO+high NT-proBNP group, 29 patients (32.6%) in high TMAO or high NT-proBNP group and 14 patients (28.0%) in low TMAO+low NT-proBNP group. TMAO, in combination with NT-proBNP, improved all-cause mortality prediction in IHF patients when stratified as none, one or both biomarker(s) elevation, with the highest risk of all-cause mortality in high TMAO+high NT-proBNP group (HR=3.62, 95%CI 1.89-6.96, P<0.001). ROC curve analysis further confirmed that TMAO combined with NT-proBNP strengthened the prediction performance on the risk of all-cause death (AUC=0.727(95%CI 0.640-0.813), sensitivity 55.0%, characteristic 83.1%). Spearman correlation analysis showed that IHF patients with high TMAO and high NT-proBNP were positively associated with longer duration of hospitalization (r=0.191,P=0.009), but not associated with higher hospital cost (r=0.030, P=0.686). Conclusions: TMAO combined with NT-proBNP are valuable prediction tool on risk stratification of patients with IHF, and those with two biomarkers elevation face the highest risk of mortality during follow-up period, and are associated with the longer hospital stay.


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Aged , Biomarkers/blood , Female , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Hospitalization , Humans , Male , Methylamines/blood , Middle Aged , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/blood , Peptide Fragments , Prognosis , Prospective Studies
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Rev. bras. neurol ; 57(3): 11-15, jul.-set. 2021. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1342507

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INTRODUÇÃO: A insuficiência cardíaca (IC) é uma síndrome resultante de defeitos estruturais e funcionais da bomba cardíaca, mais de 80% dos pacientes são idosos, com diversas comorbidades associadas. A demência é definida por qualquer desordem onde o declínio significativo do nível prévio de cognição do paciente interfere em sua independência e funcionamento social, doméstico ou ocupacional. A relação entre o comprometimento cognitivo leve e a IC já é bem estabelecida na literatura, porém estudos recentes apontam uma possível relação da IC na patogênese e no agravo da demência. OBJETIVOS: Classificar a limitação funcional de voluntários com IC com fração de ejeção preservada (FEp) e realizar o teste Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) de memória para analisar se há associação entre as limitações funcionais da IC e o deterioramento cognitivo do paciente. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo observacional transversal, foram avaliados 27 pacientes com história de ICFEp no ambulatório de Insuficiência Cardíaca do Hospital da Universidade Luterana do Brasil. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliados 27 pacientes, com idade média de 72.4 anos, sendo 18 (66.6%) do sexo feminino, 24 (88.8%) obtiveram escore no MoCA inferior a 26, sendo a média da escala 20.4. Entre os 27 pacientes, quatro apresentavam classe funcional NYHA I, 15 NYHA II, 3 NYHA III e 5 NYHA IV. CONCLUSÃO: O estudo mostra uma tendência de pior desempenho no MoCA entre pacientes com pior classe funcional de IC (NYHA I-II: MoCA 21.4 +/- 4.9 e NYHA III-IV MoCA: 18 +/- 4.2 p:0. 0.087)


INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome resulting from structural and functional defects of cardiac pump, more than 80% of the patients are elderly with diverse associated comorbidities. The dementia is defined by any disorder where the significant decline of the previous cognition level of the patient intervene on his independence and social, domestic or occupational functioning. The link between light cognitive impairment and HF is already well documented in literature, however recent studies point a possible relation of HF in pathogenesis and deteriorating of dementia. OBJETIVE: Rank functional limitation of volunteers with HF with preserved ejection fraction and to apply the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) memory test to analyse if there is a association between HF functional limitations and dementia onset/worsening. METHODS: Transversal observational study, 27 patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction were assessed in Universidade Luterana do Brasil's heart failure clinic. RESULTS: Assessing 27 patients, with average age of 72.4 years (+/-7.3), being 18 (66.6%) female, we found 24 (88.8%) with MoCA score lower to 26, being the average score 20.4. Between the 27 patients, 4 had functional class NYHA I, 15 NYHA II, 3 NYHA III and 5 NYHA IV. CONCLUSION: The present study shows a tendency to lower performance in MoCA on patients with worse HF functional classification (NYHA I-II: MoCA 21.4 +/- 4.9 e NYHA III-IV MoCA: 18 +/- 4.2 p:0. 0.087)


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Humans , Male , Female , Aged , Dementia/diagnosis , Cognitive Dysfunction/diagnosis , Heart Failure/complications , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Cross-Sectional Studies , Memory , Neuropsychological Tests
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Clín. Méd ; 19(2): 89-96, abr.-jun. 2021. tab.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1379254

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Objetivo: Elaborar um perfil clínico e epidemiológico de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca descompensada, de acordo com a etiologia da descompensação, e analisar o desfecho clínico dentre os diferentes grupos etiológicos encontrados. Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo e observacional. Os pacientes foram reunidos em seis grupos, conforme etiologia de descompensação, e comparados de acordo com dados coletados. Realizaram-se verificação por meio da análise de variância e teste exato de Fisher. Obteve-se significância estatística por meio do valor de p <0,10. Resultados: Foram analisados 123 prontuários de pacientes admitidos entre 2016 e 2018. A maior causa de descompensação da doença foi a má aderência ao tratamento (32,5%). Além disso, a doença foi responsável por maior tempo de internação (13,5 dias) e número de óbitos (seis). Conclusão: Otimizando-se os cuidados e o acompanhamento desses pacientes, pode haver um importante impacto sobre a incidência, as complicações e a frequência de descompensações. (AU)


Objective: To develop a clinical and epidemiological profile of patients with decompensated heart failure according to the etiology of decompensation and to analyze the clinical outcome among the different etiological groups found. Methods: This is a retrospective, observational study. Patients were divided in six groups according to etiology of decompensation and were compared according to data collected. Variance analysis and Fisher's exact test were performed. Statistical significance was obtained by means of p-value <0.10. Results: We analyzed 123 medical records of patients admitted between 2016 and 2018. The greatest cause of decompensation was the poor adherence to treatment (32.5%). In addition, the disease was responsible for longer hospitalization time (13.5 days) and number of deaths (six). Conclusion: Optimizing care and follow-up of these patients can have an important impact on the incidence, complications, and frequency of decompensation. (AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Health Profile , Heart Failure/epidemiology , Hospitals, Teaching/statistics & numerical data , Arrhythmias, Cardiac/complications , Brazil/epidemiology , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Retrospective Studies , Sex Distribution , Age Distribution , Acute Coronary Syndrome/complications , Medication Adherence/statistics & numerical data , Electronic Health Records , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Heart Failure/etiology , Heart Failure/blood , Hospitalization , Hypertension/complications , Infections/complications
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Arch. cardiol. Méx ; 91(2): 229-234, abr.-jun. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1248790

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Resumen Hoy una de las principales causas de mortalidad es el cáncer. La supervivencia en pacientes con cáncer ha incrementado de 1970 (25%) a la actualidad (80%). A raíz de la introducción de las antraciclinas como tratamiento de cáncer desde 1960-1970, más del 60% de los pacientes son tratados con estos agentes; sin embargo, la exposición de quimioterápicos conlleva las enfermedades cardiovasculares como la principal causa de mortalidad en enfermos supervivientes de cáncer en el s. XXI. Hay múltiples factores que incrementan la sensibilidad de cardiotoxicidad inducida por antracíclicos. En 1970 el estándar de oro para la detección de disfunción ventricular era la biopsia endomiocárdica, en forma posterior la detección y manejo de la cardiotoxicidad fue guiada por los síntomas, en 1981 la detección de cardiotoxicidad fue reportada con la determinación de la fracción de expulsión del ventrículo izquierdo (FEVI) por ecocardiografía 2D. En la actualidad el ecocardiograma 3D para FEVI y volúmenes sistólico y diastólico han presentado una alta correlación de los valores obtenidos por resonancia magnética para la evaluación de la función cardiaca. Hoy en día la ecocardiografía strain, strain-rate y speckle tracking se utilizan para determinar la función miocárdica regional y global. Para una valoración integral estos resultados se pueden complementar con biomarcadores cardiacos (troponinas y propéptido natriurético tipo B) y cambios electrocardiográficos. De esta forma se puede detectar insuficiencia cardiaca subclínica y dar un tratamiento oportuno.


Abstract Today one of the main causes of mortality is cancer. Survival in cancer patients has increased from 1970 (25%) to the present (80%). Following the introduction of anthracyclines as a cancer treatment since 1960-70, more than 60% of patients are treated with these agents, although chemotherapeutic exposure leads to cardiovascular diseases as the main cause of mortality in surviving patients. of cancer in the 21st Century. There are multiple factors that increase the sensitivity of anthracyclic-induced cardiotoxicity. In 1970 the gold standard for the detection of ventricular dysfunction was endomyocardial biopsy, subsequently the detection and management of cardiotoxicity was guided by symptoms, in 1981 the detection of cardiotoxicity was reported with the determination of the ejection fraction of the left ventricle (LVEF), by 2D echocardiography. Currently, the 3D echocardiogram for LVEF and systolic and diastolic volumes have presented a high correlation of the values obtained by magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of cardiac function. Today strain, strain-rate and speckle tracking echocardiography are used to determine regional and global myocardial function. For a comprehensive assessment, these results can be complemented with cardiac biomarkers (troponins) and electrocardiographic changes. In this way, subclinical heart failure can be detected and timely treatment can be given.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Young Adult , Echocardiography/methods , Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional/methods , Cardiotoxicity/diagnostic imaging , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Neoplasms/drug therapy , Antineoplastic Agents/toxicity , Heart Failure/etiology , Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 116(1): 77-86, Jan. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1152986

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Resumo Fundamento O exame físico permite a avaliação prognóstica de pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca (IC) descompensada, porém não é suficientemente confiável e depende da experiência clínica do profissional. Considerando as respostas hemodinâmicas a situações do tipo "luta ou fuga" tais como a admissão no serviço de emergência, foi proposto o índice hemodinâmico agudo (IHA), calculado a partir da frequência cardíaca e pressão de pulso. Objetivo avaliar a capacidade prognóstica intra-hospitalar do IHA na IC descompensada. Métodos estudo prospectivo, multicêntrico e observacional baseado no registro BREATHE, incluindo dados de hospitais públicos e privados no Brasil. Foram utilizadas análises ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristic), de estatística c e de regressão multivariada, assim como o critério de informação de Akaike, para testar a capacidade prognóstica do IHA. O valor-p < 0,05 foi considerado estatisticamente significativo. Resultados Foram analisados dados de 463 pacientes com IC com fração de ejeção reduzida a partir do registro BREATHE. A mortalidade intra-hospitalar foi de 9%. A mediana do IHA foi considerada o valor de corte (4 mmHg⋅bpm). Um baixo IHA (≤ 4 mmHg⋅bpm) foi encontrado em 80% dos pacientes falecidos. O risco de mortalidade intra-hospitalar em pacientes com baixo IHA foi 2,5 vezes maior que aquele para pacientes com IHA > 4 mmHg⋅bpm. O IHA foi capaz de predizer independentemente a mortalidade intra-hospitalar na IC aguda descompensada [sensibilidade: 0,786; especificidade: 0,429; AUC (área sob a curva): 0,607 (0,540-0,674), p = 0,010] mesmo depois dos ajustes para comorbidades e uso de medicamentos [razão de chances (RC): 0,061 (0,007-0,114), p = 0,025]. Conclusões O IHA é capaz de predizer independentemente a mortalidade intra-hospitalar na IC aguda descompensada. Esse índice simples e realizado à beira do leito pode se mostrar útil em serviços de emergência. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2021; 116(1):77-86)


Abstract Background The physical examination enables prognostic evaluation of patients with decompensated heart failure (HF), but lacks reliability and relies on the professional's clinical experience. Considering hemodynamic responses to "fight or flight" situations, such as the moment of admission to the emergency room, we proposed the calculation of the acute hemodynamic index (AHI) from values of heart rate and pulse pressure. Objective To evaluate the in-hospital prognostic ability of AHI in decompensated HF. Methods A prospective, multicenter, registry-based observational study including data from the BREATHE registry, with information from public and private hospitals in Brazil. The prognostic ability of the AHI was tested by receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analyses, C-statistics, Akaike's information criteria, and multivariate regression analyses. p-values < 0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results We analyzed data from 463 patients with heart failure with low ejection fraction. In-hospital mortality was 9%. The median AHI value was used as cut-off (4 mmHg⋅bpm). A low AHI (≤ 4 mmHg⋅bpm) was found in 80% of deceased patients. The risk of in-hospital mortality in patients with low AHI was 2.5 times that in patients with AHI > 4 mmHg⋅bpm. AHI independently predicted in-hospital mortality in acute decompensated HF (sensitivity: 0.786; specificity: 0.429; AUC: 0.607 [0.540-0.674]; p = 0.010) even after adjusting for comorbidities and medication use [OR: 0.061 (0.007-0.114); p = 0.025). Conclusions The AHI independently predicts in-hospital mortality in acute decompensated HF. This simple bed-side index could be useful in an emergency setting. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2021; 116(1):77-86)


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Humans , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Prognosis , Brazil , Prospective Studies , Reproducibility of Results , Hospital Mortality , Hemodynamics
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ABC., imagem cardiovasc ; 34(4): eabc220, 2021. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1361783

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Fístulas de artérias coronárias têm incidência baixa, sendo diagnosticadas mais frequentemente pelo ecocardiograma ou angiotomografia coronariana, embora a cineangiocoronariografia seja o método padrão-ouro. Têm origem mais comumente na artéria coronária direita, sendo a drenagem para câmaras de baixa pressão o mais habitual. O tratamento pode ser expectante, cirúrgico ou percutâneo. Este relato descreve o caso de uma rara apresentação de insuficiência cardíaca, dada por fístula da coronária circunflexa com drenagem para o átrio esquerdo. (AU)


Coronary artery fistulas have a low incidence and are often diagnosed by echocardiography or coronary computed tomography angiography, although coronary angiography is the gold standard. They commonly originate in the right coronary artery, with drainage to low-pressure chambers being the most frequent finding. Treatment can be expectant, surgical, or percutaneous. This report describes a case of a rare presentation of heart failure due to a fistula of the circumflex coronary artery with drainage into the left atrium. (AU)


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Humans , Male , Aged , Arterio-Arterial Fistula/diagnosis , Arterio-Arterial Fistula/etiology , Coronary Vessels/pathology , Heart Atria/abnormalities , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Atrial Fibrillation/congenital , Cineangiography/methods , Echocardiography/methods , Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy/therapeutic use , Echocardiography, Doppler , Arterio-Arterial Fistula/diagnostic imaging , Electrocardiography/methods
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880365

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BACKGROUND@#Epidemiological evidence has shown that serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations, a diagnostic biomarker for heart failure, are positively associated with cardiovascular risk. Since NT-proBNP in serum is excreted in urine, it is hypothesized that urinary NT-proBNP concentrations are correlated with serum concentrations and linked with cardiovascular risk in the general population.@*METHODS@#A total of 3060 community-dwelling residents aged ≥ 40 years without history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) were followed up for a median of 8.3 years (2007-2015). Serum and urinary concentrations of NT-proBNP at baseline were compared. The hazard ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association between NT-proBNP concentrations and the risk of developing CVD were computed using the Cox proportional hazards model.@*RESULTS@#The median values (interquartile ranges) of serum and urinary NT-proBNP concentrations at baseline were 56 (32-104) pg/mL and 20 (18-25) pg/mL, respectively. There was a strong quadratic correlation between the serum and urinary concentrations of NT-proBNP (coefficient of determination [R@*CONCLUSIONS@#The present study demonstrated that urinary NT-proBNP concentrations were well-correlated with serum concentrations and were positively associated with cardiovascular risk. Given that urine sampling is noninvasive and does not require specially trained personnel, urinary NT-proBNP concentrations have the potential to be an easy and useful biomarker for detecting people at higher cardiovascular risk.


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Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Biomarkers/urine , Cardiovascular Diseases/urine , Female , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Humans , Incidence , Japan/epidemiology , Male , Middle Aged , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/urine , Peptide Fragments/urine , Prospective Studies , Risk Assessment
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(10): e10514, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285648

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Exercise intolerance is the hallmark consequence of advanced chronic heart failure (HF). The six-minute step test (6MST) has been considered an option for the six-minute walk test because it is safe, inexpensive, and can be applied in small places. However, its reliability and concurrent validity has still not been investigated in participants with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Clinically stable HFrEF participants were included. Reliability and error measurement were calculated by comparing the first with the second 6MST result. Forty-eight hours after participants underwent the 6MST, they were invited to perform a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) on a cycle ergometer. Concurrent validity was assessed by correlation between number of steps and peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2 peak) at CPET. Twenty-seven participants with HFrEF (60±8 years old and left ventricle ejection fraction of 41±6%) undertook a mean of 94±30 steps in the 6MST. Intra-rater reliability was excellent for 6MST (ICC=0.9), with mean error of 4.85 steps and superior and inferior limits of agreement of 30.6 and -20.9 steps, respectively. In addition, strong correlations between number of steps and CPET workload (r=0.76, P<0.01) and peak V̇O2 (r=0.71, P<0.01) were observed. From simple linear regression the following predictive equations were obtained with 6MST results: V̇O2 peak (mL/min) = 350.22 + (7.333 × number of steps), with R2=0.51, and peak workload (W) = 4.044 + (0.772 × number of steps), with R2=0.58. The 6MST was a reliable and valid tool to assess functional capacity in HFrEF participants and may moderately predict peak workload and oxygen uptake of a CPET.


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Humans , Middle Aged , Aged , Exercise Test , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Oxygen Consumption , Stroke Volume , Reproducibility of Results , Exercise Tolerance , Walk Test
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Rev. colomb. cardiol ; 27(6): 548-559, nov.-dic. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1289271

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Resumen Introducción: Las concentraciones de los péptidos natriuréticos en el plasma se han propuesto como un método de tamización para disfunción ventricular temprana. Objetivo: Comparar las características operativas del péptido natriurético tipo B (BNP) y de la fracción N-terminal (NT-proBNP) en población con factores de riesgo. Método: Metaanálisis de pruebas diagnósticas. Resultados: Se aplicó una estrategia de búsqueda mediante la cual se encontraron 86 referencias, de las cuales se seleccionaron 12 por criterios de inclusión. En 8 de estos estudios se evaluó el desempeño del BNP, en 3 el NT-proBNP y en uno ambas pruebas. Los puntos de corte para el BNP oscilaron entre 8 y 169,5 pg/ml, con una sensibilidad agrupada de 82,1% (IC 95%, 76,7-86,4%), una especificidad agrupada de 69% (IC 95%, 61,5-75,6%), un LR+ 2,65 (IC 95%, 2,17-3,23) y un LR( 0,26 (IC 95%, 0,21-0,32). Cuando solo se analizaron los datos para puntos de corte por debajo de 50 pg/ml la sensibilidad agrupada mejoró a 89,2% (IC 95%, 82,6-94%) y el LR( fue 0,23 (IC 95%, 0,14-0,40). Solo se analizaron 3 estudios sobre NT-proBNP, con puntos de corte entre 125 y 902 pg/ml, con sensibilidad agrupada del 97,2% (IC 95%, 90,2-99,7%), especificidad agrupada del 76,9% (IC 95%, 74,5-79,1%), LR+ 3,39 (IC 95%, 1,67-6,85) y LR( 0,07 (IC 95%, 0,02-0,23). Conclusión: El BNP y el NT-proBNP pueden ser útiles para descartar disfunción ventricular izquierda asintomática en pacientes en riesgo.


Abstract Introduction: The concentration of natriuretic peptides in plasma has been proposed as a screening method for early ventricular dysfunction. Objective: To compare the operative characteristics of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) fraction in a population with risk factors. Method: A meta-analysis of diagnostic tests. Results: A search strategy was applied that found 86 references, of which 12 were selected according to the inclusion criteria. The role of BNP was evaluated in 8 of these studies, that of NT-proBNP in 3, and both tests in one of them. The cut-off points for BNP varied between 8 and 169.5 pg/mL, with a grouped sensitivity of 82.1% (95% CI; 76.7-86.4%), a grouped specificity of 69% (95%CI; 61.5-75.6%), a positive likelihood ratio (LR+) of 2.65 (95% CI; 2.17-3.23) and a negative likelihood ratio (LR() of 0.26 (95% CI; 0.21-0.32). When the data were only analysed for cut-off points below 50 pg/mL, the grouped sensitivity improved to 89.2% (95% CI; 82.6-94%), and the LR( was 0.23 (95% CI; 0.14-0.40). Only 3 studies on NT-proBNP were analysed, with cut-off points between 125 and 902 pg/mL, a grouped specificity of 97.2% (95% CI; 90.2-99.7%), a grouped sensitivity of 76.9% (95% CI; 74.5-79.1%), LR+ 3.39 (95% CI; 1.67-6.85), and LR( 0.07 (95% CI; 0.02-0.23). Conclusion: BNP and NT-proBNP can be useful in ruling out asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction in patients at risk.


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Peptides , Meta-Analysis , Natriuretic Agents , Heart Failure/diagnosis
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Arq. bras. cardiol ; 115(1): 127-133, jul. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1131249

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Resumo A indefinição de critérios diagnósticos para síndrome cardiorrenal aguda (SCRA) impacta em diferentes resultados prognósticos. Objetivou-se avaliar os critérios diagnósticos da SCRA e o impacto no prognóstico. Procedeu-se à revisão sistemática utilizando-se a metodologia PRISMA e os critérios PICO nas bases MEDLINE, EMBASE e LILACS. A pesquisa incluiu artigos originais do tipo ensaio clínico, coorte, caso-controle e meta-análises publicados no período de janeiro de 1998 até junho de 2018. Não foi encontrada na literatura nem nas diretrizes de insuficiência cardíaca uma definição clara dos critérios diagnósticos da SCRA. O critério diagnóstico mais comumente utilizado é o aumento da creatinina sérica de pelo menos 0,3 mg/dl em relação à basal. Entretanto, existem controvérsias na definição de creatinina basal e de qual deveria ser a creatinina sérica de referência dos pacientes críticos. Esta revisão sistemática sugere que os critérios de SCRA devem ser revistos para que se inclua o diagnóstico de SCRA na admissão hospitalar. A creatinina sérica de referência deve refletir a função renal basal antes do início da injúria renal aguda.


Abstract The absence of a consensus about the diagnostic criteria for acute cardiorenal syndrome (ACRS) affects its prognosis. This study aimed at assessing the diagnostic criteria for ACRS and their impact on prognosis. A systematic review was conducted using PRISMA methodology and PICO criteria in the MEDLINE, EMBASE and LILACS databases. The search included original publications, such as clinical trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, and meta-analyses, issued from January 1998 to June 2018. Neither literature nor heart failure guidelines provided a clear definition of the diagnostic criteria for ACRS. The serum creatinine increase by at least 0.3 mg/dL from baseline creatinine is the most used diagnostic criterion. However, the definition of baseline creatinine, as well as which serum creatinine should be used as reference for critical patients, is still controversial. This systematic review suggests that ACRS criteria should be revised to include the diagnosis of ACRS on hospital admission. Reference serum creatinine should reflect baseline renal function before the beginning of acute kidney injury.


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Humans , Acute Kidney Injury/diagnosis , Cardio-Renal Syndrome/diagnosis , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Prognosis , Creatinine
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Arch. cardiol. Méx ; 90(2): 173-176, Apr.-Jun. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1131027

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Abstract Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is an inflammatory disease that involves cartilaginous structures predominantly in the nose, ears, and respiratory tract. Cardiovascular involvement is not common. Despite this, they are the second cause of death in patients with RP. The structures usually affected by this disease are the heart valves, with regurgitation being the most common valvulopathy. We present the case of a patient without the previous diagnosis of RP who was referred to our institute with heart failure secondary to aortic regurgitation, initially attributed to endocarditis.


Resumen La policondritis recurrente (PR) es una enfermedad inflamatoria que afecta a estructuras cartilaginosas, predominantemente las que se encuentran en nariz, pabellones auriculares y vías respiratorias. Las manifestaciones cardiovasculares son poco comunes; sin embargo, son la segunda causa de mortalidad en pacientes con PR. Unas de las estructuras afectadas casi siempre en la PR son las estructuras valvulares y la valvulopatía más común es la insuficiencia aórtica (IA). A continuación se presenta el caso de una paciente sin diagnóstico previo de PR a quien se refirió a este instituto por insuficiencia cardíaca secundaria a IA, atribuida en un principio a endocarditis.


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Humans , Female , Adult , Aortic Valve Insufficiency/diagnosis , Polychondritis, Relapsing/complications , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Aortic Valve Insufficiency/etiology , Polychondritis, Relapsing/diagnosis , Endocarditis/diagnosis , Heart Failure/etiology
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Int. j. cardiovasc. sci. (Impr.) ; 33(2): 175-184, Mar.-Apr. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1090660

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Abstract Background Heart failure (HF) is worldwide known as a public health issue with high morbimortality. One of the issues related to the evolution of HF is the high rate of hospital readmission caused by decompensation of the clinical condition, with high costs and worsening of ventricular function. Objective To quantify the readmission rate and identify the predictors of rehospitalization in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. Methods Hospital-based historic cohort of patients admitted with acute decompensated HF in a private hospital from Recife/PE, from January 2008 to February 2016, followed-up for at least 30 days after discharge. Demographic and clinical data of admission, hospitalization, and clinical and late outcomes were analyzed. Logistic regression was used as a strategy to identify the predictors of independent risks. Results 312 followed-up patients, average age 73 (± 14), 61% males, 51% NYHA Class III, and 58% ischemic etiology. Thirty-day readmission rate was 23%. Multivariate analysis identified the independent predictors ejection fraction < 40% (OR = 2.1; p = 0.009), hyponatremia (OR = 2.9; p = 0.022) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) as the cause of decompensation (OR = 1.1; p = 0,026). The final model using those three variables presented reasonable discriminatory power (C-Statistics = 0.655 - HF 95%: 0.582 - 0.728) and good calibration (Hosmer-Lemeshow p = 0.925). Conclusions Among hospitalized patients with acute decompensated heart failure, the rate of readmission was high. Hyponatremia, reduced ejection fraction and ACS as causes of decompensation were robust markers for the prediction of hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge. (Int J Cardiovasc Sci. 2020; 33(2):175-184)


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Patient Readmission , Heart Failure/therapy , Hospitalization , Prognosis , Stroke Volume , Retrospective Studies , Acute Coronary Syndrome/complications , Heart Failure/diagnosis , Heart Failure/prevention & control , Hyponatremia
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