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INTRODUCTION The prognosis of patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (AHF) is poor and risk stratification may help clinicians guide care. The objectives of the Acute Heart Failure Database (AHEAD) registry are to assess patient characteristics, etiology, treatment and outcome of AHF. METHODS The AHEAD main registry includes patients hospitalized(More)
AIMS The randomized clinical trial RELAX-AHF demonstrated a positive effect of vasodilator therapy with serelaxin in the treatment of AHF patients. The aim of our study was to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients from the AHEAD registry who met criteria of the RELAX-AHF trial (relax-comparable group) with the same characteristics and(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is clearly associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates. However, in patients with acute heart failure (AHF), an increased BMI could represent a protective marker. Studies evaluating the "obesity paradox" on a large cohort with long-term follow-up are lacking. METHODS Using the AHEAD database (a Czech multi-centre database of(More)
INTRODUCTION Since atherosclerosis may in part be an inflammatory disease, circulatory factors related to inflammation may be predictors of coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the level of some circulating biomarkers and the extent of coronary artery disease. METHODS Blood samples were taken from 128(More)
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