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Effect of Levosimendan in Patients with Severe Systolic Heart Failure and Worsening Renal Function
(ARQUIVOS BRASILEIROS CARDIOLOGIA, 2012)
Background: Levosimendan, a calcium sensitizer, increases the sensitivity of the heart to calcium, thus increasing myocardial contractility without a rise in intracellular calcium. It was recently shown that levosimendan ...
Depression and heart failure
(ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD, 2012)
The relationship between D-dimer level and the development of atrial fibrillation in patients with systolic heart failure
Heart failure (HF) is one of the most common and leading cause of death worldwide. Clinical trials provide evidence that the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a marker of poor prognosis in patients with HF. ...
Increased d-dimer levels predict cardiovascular mortality in patients with systolic heart failure
D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product, and is implicated in pathologies of cardiovascular system. Thrombosis within the vascular system in relation with inflammation and stasis might be associated with poor prognosis in ...