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Target blood pressure values in heart failure

Target blood pressure values in heart failure

Hypertension is an important risk factor for heart failure and it is one of the basic criteria of the SCORE system together with age, sex and cholesterol levels. However, the...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Hypertension and heart failure

Hypertension and heart failure

Hypertensive heart disease involves a broad spectrum of alterations of the left ventricle, including asymptomatic left ventricle hypertrophy (LVH, either concentric or eccentric...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Hypertension and ischaemic heart disease – dangerous siblings

Hypertension and ischaemic heart disease – dangerous siblings

Epidemiological studies suggest a strong association between hypertension and ischaemic heart disease (IHD), and hypertension is a major independent risk factor for the...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Treatment of hypertension in the old and very old

Treatment of hypertension in the old and very old

At present there are 1.93 million people aged over 65 years and 420,000 people aged over 80 years in the Czech Republic. Hypertension is one of the major risk factors of...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Control of blood pressure in primary and secondary prevention of stroke

Control of blood pressure in primary and secondary prevention of stroke

Primary and secondary prevention measures significantly reduce the risk of stroke. Hypertension is its most important risk factor. A slight decrease in systolic-diastolic blood...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Selected comments on the FOURIER study

Selected comments on the FOURIER study

The FOURIER study included 27,564 very high-risk cardiovascular patients and in a well-designed and conducted study tested an anti-PCSK9 monoclonal antibody –  evolocumab...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Implementation of Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure 2016 in clinical practice – 
the role of ivabradine

Implementation of Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure 2016 in clinical practice – 
the role of ivabradine

We present two clinical cases documenting an application of the current Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure issued by the European Society of Cardiology. The...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Pharmacotherapy of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Pharmacotherapy of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction is a common problem and its treatment is difficult. Disease modifying drugs for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction have...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiology Cardiac surgery
Modern antithrombotic treatment after ACS – do we use it adequately?

Modern antithrombotic treatment after ACS – do we use it adequately?

Ticagrelor is an adenosine derivate and it is an oral, reversible, direct inhibitor of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor type P2Y12 with a rapid effect and higher anti...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
COSYREL –  a drug for patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure

COSYREL –  a drug for patients with coronary artery disease and heart failure

Fixed combinations increase the adherence/ compliance of patients to treatment and so increase the disease control. 5 basic drug groups are recommended for the treatment of...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
 

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