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Recommended Reading from our Publishers

Highlights from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure


 Recommended reading from the publisher

March

  • Anticoagulation in heart failure without atrial fibrillation: gaps and dilemmas in current clinical practice.  Find out more
  • Treatment with insulin is associated with worse outcome in patients with chronic heart failure and diabetes.  Read the article
  • Cancer diagnosis in patients with heart failure: epidemiology, clinical implications and gaps in knowledge.  Read the paper from HFA Study Group
  • Genetic determinants of heart failure: facts and numbers. Read the article
  • Insights into implementation of sacubitril/valsartan into clinical practice.  Find out more

February

  • Aliskiren alone or in combination with enalapril vs. enalapril among patients with chronic heart failure with and without diabetes: a subgroup analysis from the ATMOSPHERE trial. Read the analysis
  • Recent developments and controversies in transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Go to the paper
  • In-hospital worsening heart failure: a clinically relevant endpoint?  Find out here
  • Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists for heart failure: a real-life observational study
    More about the study
  • Heart failure with mid-range ejection fraction in CHARM: characteristics, outcomes and effect of candesartan across the entire ejection fraction spectrum.  Read full article
  • Late graft failure in heart transplant recipients: incidence, risk factors and clinical outcomes.  Read full article
  • Predicting new-onset HF in patients undergoing coronary or peripheral angiography: results from the Catheter Sampled Blood Archive in Cardiovascular Diseases (CASABLANCA) study.  Read the article
  • Risk of stroke and bleeding in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease: a nationwide cohort study.  Read the article

January

  • The interaction of sex, height, and QRS duration on the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on morbidity and mortality: an individual-patient data meta-analysis.  Read the article
  • Transcoronary concentration gradients of circulating microRNAs in heart failure. Read the article
  • Association between mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure throughout the follow-up and cardiovascular events in acute myocardial infarction patients with systolic dysfunction and/or heart failure: an analysis from the High-Risk Myocardial Infarction Database Initiative. Read the analysis
  • Potassium and the use of renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system inhibitors in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: data from BIOSTAT-CHF.  Find out more
  • Single-dose intravenous iron in Southeast Asian heart failure patients: A pilot randomized placebo-controlled study (PRACTICE-ASIA-HF).  More about the study
  • Low NT-proBNP levels in overweight and obese patients do not rule out a diagnosis of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.  Read the article

December

An integrative translational approach to study heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a position paper from the ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function.  Read the article

Immune mechanisms in heart failure.  Read the article

Publishing in a heart failure journal - where lies the scientific interest? Find out here

November

Physicians' guideline adherence is associated with better prognosis in outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: the QUALIFY international registry. What do you think?

The potential role and rationale for treatment of heart failure with sodium–glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors. Read the article

Influence of renal impairment on aldosterone status, calcium metabolism, and vasopressin activity in outpatients with systolic heart failure . Read the open access article

Case report
Multimodality assessment of left ventricular dysfunction in Takayasu arteritis and familial hypercholesterolaemia . Read the report

Left ventricular geometry as a major determinant of left ventricular ejection fraction: physiological considerations and clinical implicationsLeft ventricular geometry as a major determinant of left ventricular ejection fraction: physiological considerations and clinical implications. Read the article

Potential advantages of torsemide in patients with heart failure: more than just a ‘water pill’? Read the article

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and β-blocker treatment in Asian patients with heart failure. Read the article

October

Must read articles from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure
  • Acute kidney injury in cardiogenic shock: definitions, incidence, haemodynamic alterations, and mortality Read the article
  • Characteristics, treatments and 1-year prognosis of hospitalized and ambulatory heart failure patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry Read the article
  • Vascular phenotypes of acute decompensated vs. new-onset heart failure: treatment implications Read the article
  • Non-invasive assessment of left ventricular filling pressure Read the article
  • Does cardiac resynchronization therapy restore peripheral circulatory homeostasis?
    Read the article

September

Must read articles from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure
  • What can we learn from pulmonary function testing in heart failure? Read the article
  • Predictors of short-term clinical response to cardiac resynchronization therapy Read the article
  • Association between vitamin D deficiency and heart failure risk in the elderly Read the article
  • Immune mechanisms in heart failure Read the article

  • Renin–angiotensin blockade in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis Read the article

  • Should we rethink the indications for ICDs in non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy? Read the article

  • Impaired renal function affects clinical outcomes and management of patients with heart failure Read the article 

 August

Must read articles from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure
  • What can we learn from pulmonary function testing in heart failure? Read the article
  • Predictors of short-term clinical response to cardiac resynchronization therapy Read the article
  • Association between vitamin D deficiency and heart failure risk in the elderly Read the article

July

 Must read articles from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure
  • A network analysis to compare biomarker profiles in patients with and without diabetes mellitus in acute heart failure. Read the article
  • Heart rate and its reduction in chronic heart failure and beyond. Read the article
  • Clinical trials in acute heart failure: beginning of the end or end of the beginning? Read the article
  • Persistent high blood urea nitrogen level is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events in patients with acute heart failure. Read the article  

June

Must read articles from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure
  • Organ dysfunction, injury and failure in acute heart failure: from pathophysiology to diagnosis and management. Read the article
  • Tailoring mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy in heart failure patients: are we moving towards a personalized approach? Read the article
  • New medicinal products for chronic heart failure: advances in clinical trial design and efficacy assessment. Read the article
  • Shared biomarkers between female diastolic heart failure and pre-eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Read the article

May

 Articles published for the Heart Failure Awareness Days

Discover relevant articles in the frame of Heart Failure Awareness Day from HFA Journal and the European Journal of Heart Failure. Read the selection 

April

Interesting articles from the European Journal of Heart Failure and ESC Heart Failure

Articles published and presented at Heart Failure Congress on Sunday 30th April:

  •  Effect of ivabradine in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: the EDIFY randomized placebo-controlled trial. Read the article
  • Physicians' guideline adherence is associated with better prognosis in outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: the QUALIFY international registry. Read the article
  • Clinical phenotypes and outcome of patients hospitalized for acute heart failure: the ESC Heart Failure Long-Term Registry. Read the article
Abstracts from the Heart Failure congress 2017
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Science from ESC Congress 2017

ESC Congress 2017 in review

Late breaking science in heart failure. Watch the review