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Pediatr Clin North Am ; 67(5): 889-901, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888688

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Pediatric heart failure (PHF) affects 0.87 to 7.4 per 100,000 children. It has a 5-year mortality or heart transplant rate of 40%. Diagnosis often is delayed because initial symptoms are similar to common pediatric illnesses. Disease progression is tracked by symptoms, echocardiogram, and biomarkers. Treatment is extrapolated from mostly adult heart failure (HF) literature. Recent studies demonstrate differences between pediatric and adult HF pathophysiology. Increased collaboration among PHF programs is advancing the management of PHF. Unfortunately, there are patients who ultimately require heart transplantation, with increasing numbers supported by a ventricular assist device as a bridge to transplantation.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/diagnóstico , Monitorização Fisiológica/métodos , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Criança , Ecocardiografia , Saúde Global , Insuficiência Cardíaca/epidemiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Morbidade
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(37): e21663, 2020 Sep 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32925713

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BACKGROUND: The incidence of heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF) is increasing yearly, accounting for approximately half of all heart failure cases. Even after standardized treatment, the patient's prognosis is not good. Therefore, it is necessary to explore new treatment methods for HFNEF. Yangyin Shuxin Decoction, a traditional Chinese medicine prescription from our clinical experience in the treatment of HFNEF, has a potential cardioprotective effect. Preliminary clinical trials have shown that this prescription can improve the quality of life of HFNEF. This prompted us to use more objective indicators to further evaluate whether Yangyin Shuxin Decoction can improve the exercise capacity in HENEF patients. METHODS: This is a single-center parallel randomized controlled trial. The 64 patients who met the inclusion criteria were from the Cardiovascular Clinic. They will be randomly assigned to the treatment group (Yangying Shuxin Decoction combined with standard treatment) or the control group (standard treatment) according to the ratio of 1:1. The course of treatment will be 2 weeks. Both groups were interviewed at the following time points: of at enrollment (V1), and week 2 (V2), week 4 (V3), week 8 (V4), and week 12 (V5) after enrollment. The primary indicator is the peak oxygen consumption (Peak VO2) of the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). Secondary indicators include CPET indicators such as anaerobic threshold oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide ventilation equivalent slope, echocardiographic indicators such as the ratio of mitral peak velocity of early filling to early diastolic mitral annular velocity(E/e'), left atrial volume index (LAVI), left ventricular mass index (LVMI), the peak velocity of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), New York Heart Association (NYHA) cardiac function grading, and so on. These indicators will be used to evaluate the effect of Yangyin Shuxin Decoction on exercise capacity in patients with HFNEF. DISCUSSION: At present, it is unclear whether the exercise capacity can be maintained after long-term use of Yangyin Shuxin Decoction. In this study, we will evaluate whether Yangyin Shuxin Decoction can improve the exercise capacity and quality of life of patients with HFNEF. This will provide an objective basis for the therapeutic effect of traditional Chinese medicine on HFNEF. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This study protocol has been listed in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (registration number: ChiCTR-IOR-17014206, http://www.chictr.org.cn/showproj.aspx?proj=24304) on December 28, 2017.


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Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Adulto , Idoso , Ecocardiografia , Teste de Esforço , Tolerância ao Exercício , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Consumo de Oxigênio/efeitos dos fármacos , Prognóstico , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Síndrome , Resultado do Tratamento
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G Ital Cardiol (Rome) ; 21(10): 739-749, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Italiano | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32968306

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Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2, can lead to cardiac impairment with various types of clinical manifestations, including heart failure and cardiogenic shock. A possible expression of cardiac impairment is non-ischemic ventricular dysfunction, which can be related to different pathological conditions, such as myocarditis, stress and cytokine-related ventricular dysfunction. The diagnosis of these pathological conditions can be challenging during COVID-19; furthermore, their prevalence and prognostic significance have not been elucidated yet. The purpose of this review is to take stock of the various aspects of non-ischemic ventricular dysfunction that may occur during COVID-19 and of the diagnostic implications related to the use of cardiac imaging techniques.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Miocardite/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/diagnóstico por imagem , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/diagnóstico por imagem , Doença Aguda , Infecções Assintomáticas , Infecções por Coronavirus/sangue , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico por imagem , Síndrome da Liberação de Citocina/complicações , Ecocardiografia , Eletrocardiografia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/etiologia , Humanos , Miocardite/sangue , Miocardite/etiologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/sangue , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico por imagem , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Cardiomiopatia de Takotsubo/diagnóstico por imagem , Cardiomiopatia de Takotsubo/etiologia , Troponina/sangue , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/sangue , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/etiologia , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/sangue , Disfunção Ventricular Direita/etiologia
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J Am Heart Assoc ; 9(19): e017126, 2020 10 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32901560

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Background After the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, social isolation measures were introduced to contain infection. Although there is currently a slowing down of the infection, a reduction of hospitalizations, especially for myocardial infarction, was observed. The aim of our study is to evaluate the impact of the infectious disease on ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, through the analysis of recent cases of patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Methods and Results Consecutive patients affected by STEMI from March 1 to 31, 2020, during social restrictions of Italian government, were collected and compared with patients with STEMI treated during March 2019. During March 2020, we observed a 63% reduction of patients with STEMI who were admitted to our catheterization laboratory, when compared with the same period of 2019 (13 versus 35 patients). Changes in all time components of STEMI care were notably observed, particularly for longer median time in symptom-to-first medical contact, spoke-to-hub, and the cumulative symptom-to-wire delay. Procedural data and in-hospital outcomes were similar between the 2 groups, whereas the length of hospitalization was longer in patients of 2020. In this group, we also observed higher levels of cardiac biomarkers and a worse left ventricular ejection fraction at baseline and discharge. Conclusions The coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak induced a reduction of hospital access for STEMI with an increase in treatment delay, longer hospitalization, higher levels of cardiac biomarkers, and worse left ventricular function.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/epidemiologia , Idoso , Comorbidade , Ecocardiografia Doppler em Cores , Eletrocardiografia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Ventrículos do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Mortalidade Hospitalar/tendências , Hospitalização/tendências , Humanos , Incidência , Itália/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Intervenção Coronária Percutânea/métodos , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/fisiopatologia , Infarto do Miocárdio com Supradesnível do Segmento ST/cirurgia , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Taxa de Sobrevida/tendências
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Ann Afr Med ; 19(3): 188-190, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32820731

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Introduction: Proportional Pulse Pressure (PPP) is a significant risk indicator in heart failure. PPP is a simple, inexpensive and easily measurable clinical index. This non-invasive test provides useful prognostic information for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (EF) particularly in those with an EF < 30% where lower proportional pulse pressure independently predicts mortality. Methods: A prospective observational study involving 150 patients with reduced ejection fraction was done. Detailed history, clinical examination and parameters like pulse pressure, proportional pulse pressure were evaluated and correlated with ejection fraction. Results: The mean age of the patients was 58.99 ± 11.03 years and the majority of the study participants (57.33 %) were between 45 and 65 years of age. The most common etiology of heart failure (HF) was coronary heart disease in this study (76%). Proportional Pulse pressure showed significant association with ejection fraction. The specificity for detecting heart failure was more for proportional pulse pressure and systolic blood pressure (95 % each). Conclusion: Proportional Pulse Pressure may help to identify HF patients who present with low cardiac output, low ejection fraction, and worse prognosis. Our current observations reinforce the importance of clinically based skills that must not be forgotten when managing HF.


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Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Débito Cardíaco/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Índice de Gravidade de Doença
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Angiology ; 71(10): 886-893, 2020 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32757765

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) showed comparable survival results in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). However, there is lack of evidence of the comparative effectiveness in preserved LVEF patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the selection between ACEi and ARB in preserved LVEF after an ACS confers a prognostic benefit, based on real life results. We analyzed a cohort of 3006 contemporary patients with LVEF ≥40% after an ACS. A propensity score matching and Cox regression analysis were performed to assess the association between treatment and events (death, acute myocardial infarction [AMI], HF, and combined event) for a mean follow-up of 3.6 ± 2.1 years. We found no significant differences between ACEi/ARB for all-cause mortality (hazard ratio [HR] for ARB: 0.95, 95% CI: 0.70-1.29), AMI (HR for ARB: 1.34, 95% CI: 0.95-1.89), HF (HR for ARB: 1.11, 95% CI: 0.85-1.45), or combined end point (death, AMI and HF: HR for ARB: 1.14, 95% CI: 0.92-1.40). In conclusion, there are no prognostic differences between the use of ACEi and ARB in patients with LVEF ≥40% after ACS. Further prospective studies are needed to confirm our results.


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Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/uso terapêutico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/epidemiologia , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/complicações , Síndrome Coronariana Aguda/mortalidade , Idoso , Estudos de Coortes , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pontuação de Propensão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Taxa de Sobrevida
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0231234, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804947

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Cardiometabolic syndrome has become a global health issue. Heart failure is a common comorbidity of cardiometabolic syndrome. Successful drug development to prevent cardiometabolic syndrome and associated comorbidities requires preclinical models predictive of human conditions. To characterize the heart failure component of cardiometabolic syndrome, cardiometabolic, metabolic, and renal biomarkers were evaluated in lean and obese ZSF1 19- to 32-week-old male rats. Histopathological assessment of kidneys and hearts was performed. Cardiac function, exercise capacity, and left ventricular gene expression were also analyzed. Obese ZSF1 rats exhibited multiple features of human cardiometabolic syndrome by pathological changes in systemic renal, metabolic, and cardiovascular disease circulating biomarkers. Hemodynamic assessment, echocardiography, and decreased exercise capacity confirmed heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. RNA-seq results demonstrated changes in left ventricular gene expression associated with fatty acid and branched chain amino acid metabolism, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, and heart failure. Twelve weeks of growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) treatment significantly decreased body weight, food intake, blood glucose, and triglycerides and improved exercise capacity in obese ZSF1 males. Systemic cardiovascular injury markers were significantly lower in GDF15-treated obese ZSF1 rats. Obese ZSF1 male rats represent a preclinical model for human cardiometabolic syndrome with established heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. GDF15 treatment mediated dietary response and demonstrated a cardioprotective effect in obese ZSF1 rats.


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Fator 15 de Diferenciação de Crescimento/metabolismo , Fator 15 de Diferenciação de Crescimento/farmacologia , Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Coração/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Rim/metabolismo , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/complicações , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Obesidade/complicações , Ratos , Ratos Endogâmicos , Ratos Zucker , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia
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J Am Soc Echocardiogr ; 33(10): 1278-1284, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32782131

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BACKGROUND: Despite growing evidence of cardiovascular complications associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), there are few data regarding the performance of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and the spectrum of echocardiographic findings in this disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed among adult patients admitted to a quaternary care center in New York City between March 1 and April 3, 2020. Patients were included if they underwent TTE during the hospitalization after a known positive diagnosis for COVID-19. Demographic and clinical data were obtained using chart abstraction from the electronic medical record. RESULTS: Of 749 patients, 72 (9.6%) underwent TTE following positive results on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 polymerase chain reaction testing. The most common clinical indications for TTE were concern for a major acute cardiovascular event (45.8%) and hemodynamic instability (29.2%). Although most patients had preserved biventricular function, 34.7% were found to have left ventricular ejection fractions ≤ 50%, and 13.9% had at least moderately reduced right ventricular function. Four patients had wall motion abnormalities suggestive of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Using Spearman rank correlation, there was an inverse relationship between high-sensitivity troponin T and left ventricular ejection fraction (ρ = -0.34, P = .006). Among 20 patients with prior echocardiograms, only two (10%) had new reductions in LVEF of >10%. Clinical management was changed in eight individuals (24.2%) in whom TTE was ordered for concern for acute major cardiovascular events and three (14.3%) in whom TTE was ordered for hemodynamic evaluation. CONCLUSIONS: This study describes the clinical indications for use and diagnostic performance of TTE, as well as findings seen on TTE, in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. In appropriately selected patients, TTE can be an invaluable tool for guiding COVID-19 clinical management.


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Betacoronavirus , Infecções por Coronavirus/complicações , Ecocardiografia/métodos , Cardiopatias/diagnóstico , Ventrículos do Coração/diagnóstico por imagem , Pneumonia Viral/complicações , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Cardiopatias/etiologia , Cardiopatias/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Estudos Retrospectivos , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Direita/fisiologia , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(8): e1008074, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804929

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Congestive heart failure is characterized by suppressed cardiac output and arterial filling pressure, leading to renal retention of salt and water, contributing to further volume overload. Mathematical modeling provides a means to investigate the integrated function and dysfunction of heart and kidney in heart failure. This study updates our previously reported integrated model of cardiac and renal functions to account for the fluid exchange between the blood and interstitium across the capillary membrane, allowing the simulation of edema. A state of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-rEF) was then produced by altering cardiac parameters reflecting cardiac injury and cardiovascular disease, including heart contractility, myocyte hypertrophy, arterial stiffness, and systemic resistance. After matching baseline characteristics of the SOLVD clinical study, parameters governing rates of cardiac remodeling were calibrated to describe the progression of cardiac hemodynamic variables observed over one year in the placebo arm of the SOLVD clinical study. The model was then validated by reproducing improvements in cardiac function in the enalapril arm of SOLVD. The model was then applied to prospectively predict the response to the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin, which has been shown to reduce heart failure events in HF-rEF patients in the recent DAPAHF clinical trial by incompletely understood mechanisms. The simulations predict that dapagliflozin slows cardiac remodeling by reducing preload on the heart, and relieves congestion by clearing interstitial fluid without excessively reducing blood volume. This provides a quantitative mechanistic explanation for the observed benefits of SGLT2i in HF-rEF. The model also provides a tool for further investigation of heart failure drug therapies.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Rim/fisiopatologia , Modelos Cardiovasculares , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Compostos Benzidrílicos/uso terapêutico , Cardiomegalia/fisiopatologia , Líquido Extracelular/fisiologia , Glucosídeos/uso terapêutico , Coração/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Hemodinâmica/fisiologia , Humanos , Miócitos Cardíacos/fisiologia , Inibidores do Transportador 2 de Sódio-Glicose/uso terapêutico
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 7(22): 375-379, 2020 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32692500

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BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) are frequently treated with sub-optimal doses of angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors (ACE-Is), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and beta blockers (BBs). OBJECTIVES: To determine factors associated with attaining upper-range doses in patients with HFrEF. METHODS: We examined treatment in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 40% in a community-based, dedicated heart-failure clinic. Upper-range doses were defined as ≥ 75% of target recommended doses by heart failure society guidelines. RESULTS: The majority of the 215 patients were men (82%); median age at presentation 73 years (interquartile range [IQR] 65-78) and LVEF of 30% (IQR 25-35%). Following the up-titration program, 41% and 35% of patients achieved upper-range doses of ACE-Is/ARBs and BBs, respectively. Higher body mass index (BMI) was the only parameter found to be associated with achieving upper-range doses of ACE-I/ARBs (odds ratio [OR] 1.13, 95% confidence interval [95%CI] 1.05-1.22, P = 0.001). More patients achieved this target as BMI increased, with a sharp decline in the highest obesity category (BMI ≥ 40 m2/kg). Attaining upper-range doses of BBs was associated with pre-existing diabetes mellitus (DM) (OR 2.6, 95%CI 1.34-5.19, P = 0.005); women were associated with attaining lower BBs doses (OR 0.34, 95%CI 0.13-0.90, P = 0.031). CONCLUSIONS: Achieving upper-range doses of ACE-Is/ARBs and BBs in HFrEF outpatients in a treatment up-titration program were associated with greater BMI and DM, respectively. These findings may serve as benchmarks for up-titration programs.


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Antagonistas Adrenérgicos beta/administração & dosagem , Antagonistas de Receptores de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Inibidores da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina/administração & dosagem , Insuficiência Cardíaca/tratamento farmacológico , Disfunção Ventricular Esquerda/tratamento farmacológico , Idoso , Benchmarking , Índice de Massa Corporal , Diabetes Mellitus/epidemiologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(27): e21062, 2020 Jul 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32629734

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BACKGROUND: The benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are well-known, there is insufficient evidence about the effects of HIIT on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHOD: Multiple databases include MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, PEDro, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar are used to search for randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of HIIT on HFpEF. All related articles published with the English language with no time limitation will be included. Two reviews independently conducted the selection, data extraction, and quality assessment. The primary outcome is exercise capacity. The secondary outcomes include quality of life (QoL), blood pressure (BP), ventricular function, and left ventricular diastolic function, symptom improvement, endothelial function, and arterial stiffness. Data analysis is performed with Review Manager Software (Version 5.3). RESULT: This systematic review and meta-analysis aim to evaluate the efficacy of HIIT on HFpEF, its outcome will provide reliable evidence for future studies. CONCLUSION: The findings of this study will be published in a related peer-reviewed journal. REGISTRATION NUMBER: INPLASY202050097.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/reabilitação , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade/métodos , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Diástole/fisiologia , Endotélio Vascular/fisiologia , Estudos de Avaliação como Assunto , Tolerância ao Exercício/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/psicologia , Humanos , Qualidade de Vida/psicologia , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Rigidez Vascular/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234861, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603330

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OBJECTIVE: To examine whether the cardiac, renal and uterine physiological hemodynamic changes during gestation are altered in rats with an early and prolonged exposure to a high fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Arterial pressure and cardiac, renal, uterine and radial arteries hemodynamic changes during gestation were examined in adult SD rats exposed to normal (13%) (n = 8) or high (60%) (n = 8) fat diets from weaning. Plethysmography, high-resolution high-frequency ultrasonography and clearance of an inulin analog were used to evaluate the arterial pressure and hemodynamic changes before and at days 7, 14 and 19 of gestation. RESULTS: Arterial pressure was higher (P<0.05) in rats with high than in those with normal (NFD) fat diet before pregnancy (123 ±3 and 110 ±3 mmHg, respectively) and only decreased at day 14 of gestation in rats with NFD (98±4 mmHg, P<0.05). A significant increment in stroke volume (42 ±10%) and cardiac output (51 ±12%) was found at day 19 of pregnancy in rats with NFD. The changes in stroke volume and cardiac output were similar in rats with NFD and HFD. When compared to the values obtained before pregnancy, a transitory elevation in renal blood flow was found at day 14 of pregnancy in both groups. However, glomerular filtration rate only increased (P<0.05) in rats with NFD at days 14 (20 ±7%) and 19 (27 ±8%) of gestation. The significant elevations of mean velocity, and velocity time integral throughout gestation in radial (127 ±26% and 111 ±23%, respectively) and uterine (91 ±16% and 111 ±25%, respectively) arteries of rats with NFD were not found in rats with an early and prolonged HFD. SUMMARY: This study reports novel findings showing that the early and prolonged exposure to a HFD leads to a significant impairment in the renal, uterine and radial arteries hemodynamic changes associated to gestation.


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Artérias/fisiopatologia , Vasos Coronários/fisiopatologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Animal , Animais , Artérias/diagnóstico por imagem , Pressão Sanguínea/fisiologia , Vasos Coronários/diagnóstico por imagem , Feminino , Taxa de Filtração Glomerular/fisiologia , Rim/irrigação sanguínea , Modelos Animais , Gravidez , Ratos , Fluxo Sanguíneo Regional/fisiologia , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Ultrassonografia , Útero/irrigação sanguínea , Útero/diagnóstico por imagem
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235570, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32614895

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BACKGROUND: The association among psychological, neuropsychological dysfunctions and functional/clinical variables in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) has been extensively addressed in literature. However, only a few studies investigated those associations in the older population. PURPOSE: To evaluate the psychological/neuropsychological profile of older CHF patients, to explore the interrelation with clinical/functional variables and to identify potential independent predictors of patients' functional status. METHODS: This study was conducted with a multi-center observational design. The following assessments were performed: anxiety (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, HADS), depression (Geriatric Depression Scale, GDS), cognitive impairment (Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination Revised, ACE-R), executive functions (Frontal Assessment Battery, FAB), constructive abilities (Clock Drawing Test, CDT), psychomotor speed and alternated attention (Trail Making Test, TMT-A/B), functional status (6-minute walking test, 6MWT) and clinical variables (New York Heart Association, NYHA; Brain Natriuretic Peptide, BNP; left ventricular ejection fraction, LVEF; left ventricular end diastolic diameter, LVEDD; left ventricular end diastolic volume, LVEDV; tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, TAPSE). RESULTS: 100 CHF patients (mean age: 74.9±7.1 years; mean LVEF: 36.1±13.4) were included in the study. Anxious and depressive symptoms were observed in 16% and 24,5% of patients, respectively. Age was related to TMT-A and CDT (r = 0.49, p<0.001 and r = -0.32, p = 0.001, respectively), Log-BNP was related to ACE-R-Fluency subtest, (r = -0.22, p = 0.034), and 6MWT was related to ACE-R-Memory subtest and TMT-A (r = 0.24, p = 0.031 and r = -0.32, p = 0.005, respectively). Both anxiety and depression symptoms were related to ACE-R-Total score (r = -0.25, p = 0.013 and r = -0.32, p = 0.002, respectively) and depressive symptoms were related to CDT (r = -0.23, p = 0.024). At multiple regression analysis, Log-BNP and TMT-A were significant and independent predictors of functional status: worse findings on Log-BNP and TMT-A were associated with shorter distance walked at the 6MWT. CONCLUSIONS: Psychological and neuropsychological screening, along with the assessment of psychomotor speed (TMT-A), may provide useful information for older CHF patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation.


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Reabilitação Cardíaca , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Ansiedade/etiologia , Doença Crônica , Estudos Transversais , Transtorno Depressivo/etiologia , Emoções , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/complicações , Humanos , Masculino , Peptídeo Natriurético Encefálico/metabolismo , Análise de Regressão , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Teste de Sequência Alfanumérica , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia , Teste de Caminhada
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0235152, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32634145

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BACKGROUND: The prognostic value of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a comorbidity in heart failure has been well documented. However, the role of pulmonary function indices in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Subjects with HFpEF received pulmonary function tests and echocardiogram. Total lung capacity (TLC), residual volume (RV), forced expiratory flow rate between 25% and 75% of vital capacity (FEF25-75), forced expiratory volume in the 1st second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), and vital capacity (VC) were measured. Echocardiographic indices, including pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP), the ratio of early ventricular filling flow velocity to the septal mitral annulus tissue velocity (E/e'), and left ventricular mass (LVM), were recorded. National Death Registry was linked for the identification of mortality. RESULTS: A total of 1194 patients (72.4±13.2 years, 59% men) were enrolled. PASP, E/e' and LVM were associated with either obstructive (RV/TLC, FEV1 and FEF25-75) or restrictive (VC and TLC) ventilatory indices. During a mean follow-up of 23.0±12.8 months, 182 patients died. Subjects with COPD had a lower survival rate than those without COPD. While VC, FVC, RV/TLC, and FEV1 were all independently associated with all-cause mortality in patients without COPD, only FEF25-75 was predictive of outcomes in those with COPD. CONCLUSIONS: The abnormalities of pulmonary function were related to the cardiac hemodynamics in patients with HFpEF. In addition, these ventilatory indices were independently associated with long-term mortality, especially in those without COPD.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Ventrículos do Coração/fisiopatologia , Pulmão/fisiopatologia , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/fisiopatologia , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Comorbidade , Ecocardiografia , Feminino , Insuficiência Cardíaca/diagnóstico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/mortalidade , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/diagnóstico , Doença Pulmonar Obstrutiva Crônica/mortalidade , Testes de Função Respiratória , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 53(7): e9646, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32520204

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Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a clinical syndrome in which patients have symptoms and signs of HF with normal or near-normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≥50%). Roughly half of all patients with HF worldwide have an LVEF ≥50% and nearly half have an LVEF <50%. Thanks to the increased scientific attention about the condition and improved characterization and diagnostic tools, the incidence of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) dropped while that of HFpEF has increased by 45%. HFpEF has no single guideline for diagnosis or treatment, the patient population is heterogeneously and inconsistently described, and longitudinal studies are lacking. To better understand and overcome the disease, in this review, we updated the latest knowledge of HFpEF pathophysiology, introduced the existing promising diagnostic methods and treatments, and summarized its prognosis by reviewing the most recent cohort studies.


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Insuficiência Cardíaca , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/diagnóstico , Insuficiência Cardíaca/fisiopatologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/terapia , Humanos , Prognóstico
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234896, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32569290

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The left ventricular (LV) end-systolic (ES) pressure volume relationship (ESPVR) is the cornerstone of systolic LV function analysis. We describe a 2D real-time (RT) MRI-based method (RTPVR) with separate software tools for 1) semi-automatic level set-based shape prior method (LSSPM) of the LV, 2) generation of synchronized pressure area loops and 3) calculation of the ESPVR. We used the RTPVR method to measure ventricular geometry, ES pressure area relationship (ESPAR) and ESPVR during vena cava occlusion (VCO) in normal sheep. 14 adult sheep were anesthetized and underwent measurement of LV systolic function. Ten of the 14 sheep underwent RTMRI and eight of the 14 underwent measurement with conductance catheter; 4 had both RTMRI and conductance measurements. 2D cross sectional RTMRI were performed at apex, mid-ventricle and base levels during separate VCOs. The Dice similarity coefficient was used to compare LSSPM and manual image segmentation and thus determine LSSPM accuracy. LV cross-sectional area, major and minor axis length, axis ratio, major axis orientation angle and ESPAR were measured at each LV level. ESPVR was calculated with a trapezoidal rule. The Dice similarity coefficient between LSSPM and manual segmentation by two readers was 87.31±2.51% and 88.13±3.43%. All cross sections became more elliptical during VCO. The major axis orientation shifted during VCO but remained in the septo-lateral direction. LV chamber obliteration at the apical level occurred during VCO in 7 of 10 sheep that underwent RTMRI. ESPAR was non-linear at all levels. Finally, ESPVR was non-linear because of apical collapse. ESPVR measured by conductance catheter (EES,Index = 2.23±0.66 mmHg/ml/m2) and RT (EES,Index = 2.31±0.31 mmHg/ml/m2) was not significantly different. LSSPM segmentation of 2D RT MRI images is accurate and allows calculation of LV geometry, ESPAR and ESPVR during VCO. In the future, RTPVR will facilitate determination of regional systolic material parameters underlying ESPVR.


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Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Volume Sistólico/fisiologia , Função Ventricular Esquerda/fisiologia , Animais , Pressão Sanguínea , Ovinos
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