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24.05.2017 | Original Paper Open Access

Early treatment with tolvaptan improves diuretic response in acute heart failure with renal dysfunction

Volume overload and subsequent congestion are the primary causes and treatment targets for acute heart failure (AHF) [ 1 , 2 ]. Diuretics have, therefore, been the mainstay of treatment of patients with AHF [ 3 ]. Recent studies, however, have …

10.05.2017 | Original Paper

Catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: circumferential pulmonary vein ablation: success rates with and without exclusion of areas adjacent to the esophagus

Catheter ablation has become the first line of therapy in patients with symptomatic, recurrent, drug-refractory atrial fibrillation [AF; 1 – 33 ]. Circumferential pulmonary vein ablation using radiofrequency (RF) energy delivery is still the …

08.05.2017 | Original Paper

Insights on mid-term TAVR performance: 3-year clinical and echocardiographic results from the CoreValve ADVANCE study

More than 10 years of experience with transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR) has led to a dramatic increase in interventional treatment of severe aortic valve stenosis. A large body of literature demonstrates excellent short-term outcomes …

05.05.2017 | Original Paper

Implantation of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System with transvenous left ventricular lead in place

In chronic heart failure patients, the co-occurrence of reduced systolic left ventricular (LV) function, left bundle branch block, and functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is numerous [ 1 ]. In these patients, cardiac resynchronisation therapy …

28.04.2017 | Original Paper

Association of digitalis treatment with outcomes following myocardial infarction in patients with heart failure or evidence of left ventricular dysfunction: an analysis from the High-Risk Myocardial Infarction Database Initiative

Despite receiving only a class II recommendation in current guidelines [ 1 , 2 ], digoxin, the most commonly used digitalis glycoside, is prescribed in 20–40% of heart failure (HF) patients with systolic dysfunction [ 3 , 4 ] and in 35–70% of …

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International journal for clinical cardiovascular research. It provides a forum for original and review articles as well as clinical correspondence and critical perspective articles. Articles are only accepted if they meet stringent scientific standards and have undergone peer review. The journal regularly receives articles from the field of clinical cardiology, angiology, as well as heart and vascular surgery. As the official journal of the German Cardiac Society, it gives a current and competent survey on the diagnosis and therapy of heart and vascular diseases. Supplemental issues are published in Clinical Research of Cardiology Supplements.


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