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Reduced ejection fraction heart failure – new data from multicenter studies and national registries regarding general and elderly populations: hopes and disappointments

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 2018
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Title
Reduced ejection fraction heart failure – new data from multicenter studies and national registries regarding general and elderly populations: hopes and disappointments
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, April 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s161385
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Simina Crisan, Lucian Petrescu, Mihai Lazar, Cristina Vacarescu, Alina-Ramona Nicola, Dragos Cozma, Cristian Mornos, Constantin Tudor Luca

Abstract

The evaluation of patients diagnosed with impaired systolic function heart failure represents a great challenge, in both the general and elderly population. We consider that elderly patients are the most severely affected by this disease that represents the final impact of cardiovascular disease continuum. Cardiovascular diseases are associated with serious morbidity and mortality, and considerable health care costs related to diagnosis and treatment. In this report we discuss some controversies regarding methods of heart failure evaluation as well as therapeutic steps and devices, including: reparatory therapeutic steps and initiation of therapy with loop diuretics, inconsistent dose titration for angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blocker and beta blockers, as well as novel therapies, such as angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor and treatments that directly improve cardiomyocyte function. We conclude that, beyond technical progress, which is raising the cost of therapy for patients with heart failure, more careful monitoring of patient progress through clinical and paraclinical control visits, both at medical facilities and at home, would have greater impact and be more cost-effective. Physical therapy and promoting emotional and psychological wellbeing, to maintain a positive state of mind, contribute substantially to the quality of life and life expectancy, and are most important in elderly people who are most affected by dramatic reductions in wellbeing. Unfortunately, for many patients with severe impairment of left ventricular ejection fraction, these goals and therapeutic procedures are often lacking in current health care systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 3%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 8 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 17%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 10%
Unspecified 2 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 10 33%

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#9,511,852
of 14,944,712 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#914
of 1,459 outputs
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#164,870
of 275,079 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#23
of 33 outputs
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