March 9, 2014
Notes: Allon, Michael
J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Dec;24(12):1934-43. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013060632. Epub 2013 Oct 17.
Author Address: Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 786Author: Almenar, L., Zunzunegui, J. L., Baron, G., Carrasco, J. I., Gomez-Doblas, J. J., Comin, J., Barrios, V., Subirana, M. T. and Diaz-Molina, B.
Title: Update on heart failure, heart transplant, congenital heart disease, and clinical cardiology
Journal: Rev Esp Cardiol
Short Title: Update on heart failure, heart transplant, congenital heart disease, and clinical cardiology
Alternate Journal: Revista espanola de cardiologia
ISSN: 1579-2242 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23317810
Abstract: In the year 2012, 3 scientific sections-heart failure and transplant, congenital heart disease, and clinical cardiology-are presented together in the same article. The most relevant development in the area of heart failure and transplantation is the 2012 publication of the European guidelines for heart failure. These describe new possibilities for some drugs (eplerenone and ivabradine); expand the criteria for resynchronization, ventricular assist, and peritoneal dialysis; and cover possibilities of percutaneous repair of the mitral valve (MitraClip((R))). The survival of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome in congenital heart diseases has improved significantly. Instructions for percutaneous techniques and devices have been revised and modified for the treatment of atrial septal defects, ostium secundum, and ventricular septal defects. Hybrid procedures for addressing structural congenital heart defects have become more widespread. In the area of clinical cardiology studies have demonstrated that percutaneous prosthesis implantation has lower mortality than surgical implantation. Use of the CHA2DS2-VASc criteria and of new anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban) is also recommended. In addition, the development of new sequencing techniques has enabled the analysis of multiple genes. Full English text available from:www.revespcardiol.org/en.