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Clinical and prognostic association of total atrial and conduction time in patients with heart failure: a report from Studies Investigating Co-morbidities Aggravating Heart Failure (2019)
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Nuzzi, V., Pellicori, P., Nikolaidou, T., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Torromeo, C., Barilla, F., …Clark, A. (2019). Clinical and prognostic association of total atrial and conduction time in patients with heart failure: a report from Studies Investigating Co-morbidities Aggravating Heart Failure. European journal of heart failure, 20(7), 442–449. https://doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000802

Background The total atrial conduction time can be measured as the time from the onset of the P wave on the ECG to the peak of the A wave recorded at the mitral annulus using tissue Doppler imaging (A′; P-A′TDI); when prolonged, it might predict inci... Read More about Clinical and prognostic association of total atrial and conduction time in patients with heart failure: a report from Studies Investigating Co-morbidities Aggravating Heart Failure.

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. (2019). Warm water immersion in patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study: Shah immerse: HF. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 108(5), 468–476. https://doi.org/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 about Warm water immersion in patients with chronic heart failure: a pilot study: Shah immerse: HF.

Non-invasive measurement of right atrial pressure by near-infrared spectroscopy: preliminary experience. A report from the SICA-HF study (2017)
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Pellicori, P., Clark, A. L., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Zhang, J., Urbinati, A., Monzo, L., …Cleland, J. G. (2017). Non-invasive measurement of right atrial pressure by near-infrared spectroscopy: preliminary experience. A report from the SICA-HF study. European journal of heart failure, 19(7), 883-892. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.825

Background: Jugular venous distension, reflecting raised right atrial pressure (RAP), is a classical sign of congestive heart failure (CHF), but its clinical assessment can be difficult. Methods: RAP was measured non-invasively using near-infrared sp... Read More about Non-invasive measurement of right atrial pressure by near-infrared spectroscopy: preliminary experience. A report from the SICA-HF study.

Development of a human model for the study of effects of hypoxia, exercise, and sildenafil on cardiac and vascular function in chronic heart failure (2015)
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Damy, T., Hobkirk, J., Walters, M., Ciobanu, A., Rigby, A. S., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., …Cleland, J. G. F. (2015). Development of a human model for the study of effects of hypoxia, exercise, and sildenafil on cardiac and vascular function in chronic heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 66(3), 229-238. https://doi.org/10.1097/fjc.0000000000000262

Background: Pulmonary hypertension is associated with poor outcome in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and may be a therapeutic target. Our aims were to develop a noninvasive model for studying pulmonary vasoreactivity in CHF and characteriz... Read More about Development of a human model for the study of effects of hypoxia, exercise, and sildenafil on cardiac and vascular function in chronic heart failure.

Prevalence of, associations with, and prognostic value of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) among out-patients referred for the evaluation of heart failure (2012)
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Damy, T., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Goode, K., Khaleva, O., Lewinter, C., Hobkirk, J., …Cleland, J. G. F. (2012). Prevalence of, associations with, and prognostic value of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) among out-patients referred for the evaluation of heart failure. Journal of cardiac failure, 18(3), 216-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.12.003

Background: Prevalence, predictors, and prognostic value of right ventricular (RV) function measured by the tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) symptoms with a broad range of left ventricula... Read More about Prevalence of, associations with, and prognostic value of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) among out-patients referred for the evaluation of heart failure.

Does the physical examination still have a role in patients with suspected heart failure? (2011)
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Damy, T., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., Zhang, J., Goode, K., Buga, L., Hobkirk, J., …Clark, A. L. (2011). Does the physical examination still have a role in patients with suspected heart failure?. European journal of heart failure, 13(12), 1340-1348. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjhf/hfr128

AIMS: The prognostic value of signs of congestion in patients suspected of having chronic heart failure (CHF) is unknown. Our objectives were to define their prevalence and specificity in diagnosing CHF and to determine their prognostic value in pati... Read More about Does the physical examination still have a role in patients with suspected heart failure?.

Low dose cabergoline for hyperprolactinaemia is not associated with clinically significant valvular heart disease (2008)
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Wakil, A., Rigby, A. S., Clark, A. L., Kallvikbacka-Bennett, A., & Atkin, S. L. (2008). Low dose cabergoline for hyperprolactinaemia is not associated with clinically significant valvular heart disease. European journal of endocrinology, 159(4), R11-R14. doi:10.1530/eje-08-0365

OBJECTIVE: Recent trials suggest that using ergot-derived dopamine agonists such as cabergoline in the treatment of Parkinson's disease is associated with an increased risk of valvular heart disease. However, the dose of cabergoline used to treat hyp... Read More about Low dose cabergoline for hyperprolactinaemia is not associated with clinically significant valvular heart disease.


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