Heart Failure

Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

BACKGROUND: This systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) aimed to evaluate the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendation for yoga as an ancillary intervention for heart disease. METHODS: Medline/PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, and IndMED were searched up to October 2013. Main outcome measures were mortality, nonfatal cardiac events, exercise capacity, health-related quality of life, and modifiable cardiac risk factors.

Author(s): 
Cramer, Holger
Lauche, Romy
Haller, Heidemarie
Dobos, Gustav
Michalsen, Andreas
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care

OBJECTIVE: We sought to conduct a systematic review to evaluate the effects of interventions on depression in adults with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Published, peer-reviewed, English-language, prospective interventional studies were identified in a search of Medline, CINAHL, PsychINFO, and the Cochrane Libraries of Systematic Reviews and Clinical Trials from 1996 through August 2011 and relevant bibliographies.

Author(s): 
Woltz, Patricia C.
Chapa, Deborah W.
Friedmann, Erika
Son, Heesook
Akintade, Bimbola
Thomas, Sue Ann
Publication Title: 
Drug Safety

Crataegus spp. (hawthorn) monopreparations are predominantly used for treating congestive heart failure. The effectiveness of hawthorn preparations (flowers with leaves; berries) is documented in a number of clinical studies, reviews and meta-analyses. The aim of this article is to assess the safety data of all available human studies on hawthorn monopreparations. Systematic searches were conducted on MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, The Cochrane Library, the UK National Research Register and the US ClinicalTrials.gov (up to January 2005).

Author(s): 
Daniele, Claudia
Mazzanti, Gabriela
Pittler, Max H.
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiac Failure

BACKGROUND: The effects of mind-body interventions (MBIs) (e.g. Tai Chi, yoga, and meditation) for individuals with heart failure (HF) have not been systematically evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining the effects of MBIs in HF. We extracted participant characteristics, MBI procedure, outcomes assessed, and main results of English language RCTs before October 2016.

Author(s): 
Metin, Zehra Gok
Ejem, Deborah
Dionne-Odom, J. Nicholas
Turkman, Yasemin
Salvador, Carolina
Pamboukian, Salpy
Bakitas, Marie
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Cardiology

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture has been used for treating heart failure mainly in combination with conventional treatments, but evidence for its effectiveness and safety has not been well established. Our aim was to review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on acupuncture for heart failure and assess the clinical evidence. METHODS: Electronic databases such as Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and certain Chinese & Korean databases were searched until October 2015.

Author(s): 
Lee, Hojung
Kim, Tae-Hun
Leem, Jungtae
Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Constitutive autophagy is important for the control of the quality of proteins and organelles to maintain cell function. Damaged proteins and organelles accumulate in aged organs. The level of autophagic activity decreases with aging. Autophagic activity is regulated by many factors, such as the insulin receptor-signaling pathway, the TOR pathway, Sirt1, and caloric restriction. Autophagy-related genes are known to be essential for the lifespan extension of flies, nematodes, and mice.

Author(s): 
Yamaguchi, Osamu
Otsu, Kinya
Publication Title: 
Cardiovascular Toxicology

In 2011, dozens of children and pregnant women in Korea died by exposure to sterilizer for household humidifier, such as Oxy(Æ) and Cefu(Æ). Until now, however, it remains unknown how the sterilizer affect the human health to cause the acute deaths. To find its toxicity for organ, we investigated the putative toxicity of the sterilizer in the cardiovascular system. The sterilizers, polyhexamethylene guanidine phosphate (PHMG, Cefu(Æ)), and oligo-[2-(2-ethoxy)-ethoxyethyl)-guanidinium-chloride (PGH, Oxy(Æ)) were treated to human lipoproteins, macrophages, and dermal fibroblast cells.

Author(s): 
Kim, Jae-Yong
Kim, Hak Hyeon
Cho, Kyung-Hyun
Publication Title: 
Circulation

The cases of 23 patients whose condition was diagnosed as truncus arteriosus, type I or II, and who were seen at the Mayo Clinic during the decade preceding 1967, that is, before corrective operation became feasible, were reviewed. Ten were infants (through one year of age), and all ten have died. Eight ranged in age from more than one year through seven years of age, and all are living, except one, who diet 11 years after diagnosis. Five were older than seven years, and all had severe pulmonary vascular obstructive disease; three have died.

Author(s): 
Marcelletti, C.
McGoon, D. C.
Mair, D. D.

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