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Does the physical examination still have a role in patients with suspected heart failure? (2011)
Journal Article
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?.

Influence of step length on 6-minute walk test performance in patients with chronic heart failure (2011)
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Pepera, G. K., Sandercock, G. R., Sloan, R., Cleland, J. J., Ingle, L., & Clark, A. L. (2012). Influence of step length on 6-minute walk test performance in patients with chronic heart failure. Physiotherapy, 98(4), 325-329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2011.08.005

Objective: To investigate the influence of gait parameters including step length and walking speed during performance of the 6-minute walking test (6MWT) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Design: Observational study. Setting: Specialist h... Read More about Influence of step length on 6-minute walk test performance in patients with chronic heart failure.

Prevalence of scarred and dysfunctional myocardium in patients with heart failure of ischaemic origin: A cardiovascular magnetic resonance study (2011)
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Bourantas, C. V., Nikitin, N. P., Loh, H. P., Lukaschuk, E. I., Sherwi, N., de Silva, R., …Cleland, J. G. (2011). Prevalence of scarred and dysfunctional myocardium in patients with heart failure of ischaemic origin: A cardiovascular magnetic resonance study. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 13(53), doi:10.1186/1532-429x-13-53. ISSN 1097-6647

BackgroundCardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) can provide unique data on the transmural extent of scar/viability. We assessed the prevalence of dysfunctional myocardium, including partial thickness scar, whi... Read More about Prevalence of scarred and dysfunctional myocardium in patients with heart failure of ischaemic origin: A cardiovascular magnetic resonance study.

Limited role for ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure (2011)
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Cullington, D., Goode, K. M., Cleland, J. G. F., & Clark, A. L. (2011). Limited role for ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Heart, 97(23), 1961-1966. https://doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300041

ObjectiveTo quantify the proportion of patients attending a community heart failure clinic with left ventricular systolic impairment who might be suitable for ivabradine therapy.BackgroundHigh resting heart rate is an important and potentially modifi... Read More about Limited role for ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure.

Short-term opioids for breathlessness in stable chronic heart failure: A randomized controlled trial (2011)
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Oxberry, S. G., Torgerson, D. J., Bland, J. M., Clark, A. L., Cleland, J. G. F., & Johnson, M. J. (2011). Short-term opioids for breathlessness in stable chronic heart failure: A randomized controlled trial. European journal of heart failure, 13(9), 1006-1012. doi:10.1093/eurjhf/hfr068

Aims To assess the effect of oral opioids vs. placebo on breathlessness in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Methods and results Oral morphine (Oramorph), oral oxycodone (Oxynorm), and placebo were studied in an outpatient setting. Once rand... Read More about Short-term opioids for breathlessness in stable chronic heart failure: A randomized controlled trial.

Prognostic significance of different measures of the ventilation-carbon dioxide relation in patients with suspected heart failure (2011)
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Ingle, L., Sloan, R., Carroll, S., Goode, K., Cleland, J. G., & Clark, A. L. (2011). Prognostic significance of different measures of the ventilation-carbon dioxide relation in patients with suspected heart failure. European journal of heart failure, 13(5), 537-542. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjhf/hfq238

Aims We studied the prognostic significance of the ventilatory equivalent of carbon dioxide production (VEqCO 2 ) at different time-points of a maximal cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) in patients with suspected heart failure (HF). Methods and re... Read More about Prognostic significance of different measures of the ventilation-carbon dioxide relation in patients with suspected heart failure.

Experiences of air travel in patients with chronic heart failure (2011)
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Ingle, L., Hobkirk, J., Damy, T., Nabb, S., Clark, A. L., & Cleland, J. G. (2012). Experiences of air travel in patients with chronic heart failure. International journal of cardiology, 158(1), 66-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.12.101

AIM: To conduct a survey in a representative cohort of ambulatory patients with stable, well managed chronic heart failure (CHF) to discover their experiences of air travel. METHODS: An expert panel including a cardiologist, an exercise scientist, an... Read More about Experiences of air travel in patients with chronic heart failure.