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Are there patients missing from community heart failure registers? An audit of clinical practice (2018)
Journal Article
Cuthbert, J. J., Gopal, J., Crundall-Goode, A., & Clark, A. L. (2019). Are there patients missing from community heart failure registers? An audit of clinical practice. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 26(3), 204748731881083. doi:10.1177/2047487318810839

Background General practitioners in the UK are financially incentivised, via the Quality Outcomes Framework, to maintain a record of all patients at their practice with heart failure and manage them appropriately. The prevalence of heart failure rec... Read More

Warm water immersion in patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study: Shah immerse: HF (2018)
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Shah, P., Pellicori, P., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Zhang, J., Pan, D., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Warm water immersion in patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study: Shah immerse: HF. Clinical Research in Cardiology, doi:10.1007/s00392-018-1376-2

Background Patients with chronic conditions, such as heart failure, swim regularly and most rehabilitation exercises are conducted in warm hydrotherapy pools. However, little is known about the acute effects of warm water immersion (WWI) on cardiac... Read More

Mortality after admission for heart failure in the UK compared with Japan (2018)
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Nagai, T., Sundaram, V., Rothnie, K., Quint, J. K., Shoaib, A., Shiraishi, Y., …Cleland, J. G. (2018). Mortality after admission for heart failure in the UK compared with Japan. Open heart, 5(2), e000811. doi:10.1136/openhrt-2018-000811

Objective Mortality amongst patients hospitalised for heart failure (HHF) in Western and Asian countries may differ, but this has not been investigated using individual patient-level data (IPLD). We sought to remedy this through rigorous statistical... Read More

Low serum chloride in patients with chronic heart failure: clinical associations and prognostic significance (2018)
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Cuthbert, J. J., Pellicori, P., Rigby, A., Pan, D., Kazmi, S., Shah, P., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Low serum chloride in patients with chronic heart failure: clinical associations and prognostic significance. European journal of heart failure, 20(10), 1426-1435. doi:10.1002/ejhf.1247

© 2018 The Authors. European Journal of Heart Failure © 2018 European Society of Cardiology Background: Low serum chloride is common in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and is associated with worse outcomes. We investigated the clinical and... Read More

Effect of increased inspired oxygen on exercise performance in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (2018)
Journal Article
Shah, P., Pellicori, P., Rimmer, S., Rigby, A. S., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Effect of increased inspired oxygen on exercise performance in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction. International journal of cardiology, 268, 166-169. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.05.029

Introduction: We investigated whether increased concentrations of inspired oxygen (FiO2) affects exercise tolerance in patients with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (HeFNEF). Methods: 46 patients (mean age 75 years (63% male) and median NT... Read More

Effect of beta-adrenergic blockade on weight changes in patients with chronic heart failure (2018)
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Sze, S., Pellicori, P., Kamzi, S., Anton, A., & Clark, A. L. (2018). Effect of beta-adrenergic blockade on weight changes in patients with chronic heart failure. International journal of cardiology, 264, 104-112. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.03.089

Abstract: Background: Weight loss is common in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and is associated with adverse outcome. Activation of the sympathetic nervous system has been implicated in weight loss, wasting and cachexia. However, the effe... Read More

Telemonitoring in subjects with newly diagnosed heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: From clinical research to everyday practice (2018)
Journal Article
Koulaouzidis, G., Barrett, D., Mohee, K., & Clark, A. (2018). Telemonitoring in subjects with newly diagnosed heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: From clinical research to everyday practice. Journal of telemedicine and telecare, doi:10.1177/1357633X17751004

© 2018, The Author(s) 2018. Introduction: Heart failure is increasingly common, and characterised by frequent admissions to hospital. To try and reduce the risk of hospitalisation, techniques such as telemonitoring (TM) may have a role. We wanted to... Read More

Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review (2017)
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Shah, P. M., Pellicori, P., Macnamara, A., Urbinati, A., & Clark, A. L. (2017). Is swimming safe in heart failure? : a systematic review. Cardiology in review, 25(6), 321-325. doi:10.1097/CRD.0000000000000154

It is not clear whether swimming is safe in patients with chronic heart failure. Ten studies examining the hemodynamic effects of acute water immersion (WI) (155 patients; average age 60 years; 86% male; mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)... Read More