Posts Tagged ‘heart failure’

STAR-Heart Study: Stem Cells Associated With Improved Long-Term Hemodynamics and Reduced Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure

August 29, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) — The largest clinical trial so far of intracoronary autologous stem-cell transplantation in patients with chronic heart failure has shown that such treatment was associated with multiple hemodynamic and functional benefits as well as a reduction in mortality, benefits that were maintained out to five years of follow-up. The STAR-heart [...]

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Effects of Carvedilol Therapy on QT-Interval Dispersion in Congestive Heart Failure

In cases of chronic congestive heart failure, QT-interval dispersion is a strong predictor of death. Carvedilol therapy appears to decrease QT-interval dispersion. We investigated whether carvedilol reduces QT-interval dispersion in congestive heart failure and whether this pharmaceutical agent has additional effects on elderly patients. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is increasingly common and entails a high [...]

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