Helle Skovmand Bosselmann

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BACKGROUND Both iron deficiency (ID) and cardiovascular biomarkers are associated with a poor outcome in heart failure (HF). The relationship between different cardiovascular biomarkers and ID is unknown, and the true prevalence of ID in an outpatient HF clinic is probably overlooked. OBJECTIVES To identify the prevalence of ID in a HF clinic and evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the prognostic significance of cardiovascular (CV) biomarkers, is affected by renal dysfunction (RD) in systolic heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND It is unknown, whether the prognostic significance of CV biomarkers, such as N-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitive troponin T (hsTNT), pro-atrial(More)
BACKGROUND Renal dysfunction is an important prognostic factor in heart failure (HF), but whether this dysfunction progresses to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is unknown. Therefore, we examined incidence and predictors of ESRD in outpatients with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with systolic HF were identified in The Danish Heart Failure database and(More)
BACKGROUND Galectin 3 (Gal-3) reflects cardiac fibrosis in heart failure HF, but has also been associated to renal fibrosis and impaired renal function. Previous research has suggested that Gal-3 could be a cardio-renal biomarker, but it has never been tested simultaneous in a single study whether Gal-3 reflects echocardiographic measures, neurohumoral(More)
BACKGROUND Renal dysfunction (RD) is associated with poor outcome in systolic heart failure (HF). Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is not depressed to a greater extent in patients with RD compared to patients with normal renal function, but it is relatively unknown whether other measures of myocardial function are impaired by RD. The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarker discovery and new insights into the pathophysiology of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) may emerge from recent advances in high-throughput urinary proteomics. This could lead to improved diagnosis, risk stratification and management of HFrEF. METHODS AND RESULTS Urine samples were analyzed by on-line capillary(More)
A 41-year-old woman developed cardiac arrest after administration of misoprostol in order to induce an abortion. She was successfully resuscitated. Coronary angiography revealed coronary artery spasm which responded to nitroglycerine. Misoprostol is first-line treatment for medically induced abortion. Reports have described cardiovascular adverse events in(More)
A total of 60 attendees at a medical conference had their peripheral and central blood pressure measured before and after the conference dinner. While heart rate increased, all measurements of peripheral and central blood pressure showed lower values after dinner. Furthermore, attendees' central vascular age was reduced by 13 years after dinner when(More)
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