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Heart failure in old age

Heart failure in old age

Chronic heart failure (HF) occurs in 0.4% of the European population with a significant increase in older age groups (0.2% < 50 years, 2– 5% 50– 80 years, > 10...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Treatment of arterial hypertension in the elderly

Treatment of arterial hypertension in the elderly

Arterial hypertension is one of the most important cardiovascular risk factors. Results of the HYVET and recent SPRINT clinical trials brought plenty of evidence that the...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Polypharmacother­apy in older age – drug interactions of the most frequently prescribed drugs in cardiology

Polypharmacother­apy in older age – drug interactions of the most frequently prescribed drugs in cardiology

The authors stress the specific characteristics of the older population –  increasing number of dis­eases and increasing number of medications used, higher risk of unwanted...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Chronic heart failure and palliative care

Chronic heart failure and palliative care

Heart failure is an increasingly widespread clinical syndrome in cardiology, which limits life expectancy and has a serious impact on its quality. Since HF treatment improves...

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Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Old-age thyroid dis­ease and cardiovascular disorders

Old-age thyroid dis­ease and cardiovascular disorders

Thyreopathies are disorders of the thyroid gland that constitute an essential part of endocrinopathies which are often encountered by both endocrinologists and practitioners and...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Benefits and risks of primary prevention of venous thromboembolism in the elderly

Benefits and risks of primary prevention of venous thromboembolism in the elderly

Venous thromboembolism is a relatively common cardiovascular disease with a comparatively high morbidity and mortality. It includes two principal units – deep venous...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Dual inhibition of AT1 receptor for angiotensin II and neprilysin or ACE inhibition?

Dual inhibition of AT1 receptor for angiotensin II and neprilysin or ACE inhibition?

Dual antagonist of AT1 receptors for angiotensin II and neprilysin, with the generic name sacubitril valsartan (formaly LCZ 696 or angiotensin receptor blocker and neprilysin...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Overview of echocardiographic parameters in the dia­gnostics of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction of the left ventricle

Overview of echocardiographic parameters in the dia­gnostics of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction of the left ventricle

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction occurs almost with the same frequency and severity as heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. Echocardiography is the most...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Increased levels of natriuretic peptides in stable patients three months after STEMI as a simple tool to predict long-term prognosis

Increased levels of natriuretic peptides in stable patients three months after STEMI as a simple tool to predict long-term prognosis

Background: The development of heart failure after myocardial infarction is the cause of repeated hospitalizations for acute decompensation and a factor that significantly...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
A brief commentary on the new recommendations for the treatment of hypertension in the US<br>2017 ACC/ AHA High Blood Pressure Guideline

A brief commentary on the new recommendations for the treatment of hypertension in the US
2017 ACC/ AHA High Blood Pressure Guideline

The new 2017 US Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults aims at updating the data from clinical trials and...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 1/2018

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
 

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