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New Insights in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure.
Biomed Research International
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the US and in westernized countries with ischemic heart disease accounting for the majority of these deaths. Paradoxically, the improvements in the medical and surgical treatments of acute coronary syndrome are leading to an increasing number of "survivors" who are then developing heart failure. Despite considerable advances in its management, the gold standard for the treatment of end-stage heart failure patients remains heart transplantation. Nevertheless, this procedure can be offered only to a small percentage of patients who could benefit from a new heart due to the limited availability of donor organs. The aim of this review is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of innovative approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of patients refractory to standard medical therapy and excluded from cardiac transplantation lists.
Animals, Biomarkers/blood, Cardiotonic Agents/administration & dosage, Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures/trends, Evidence-Based Medicine, Heart Failure/diagnosis, Heart Failure/metabolism, Heart-Assist Devices/trends, Humans
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