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BACKGROUND Cyclosporine (INN, ciclosporin) increases the systemic exposure of all statins. Therefore rosuvastatin pharmacokinetic parameters were assessed in an open-label trial involving stable heart transplant recipients (> or =6 months after transplant) on an antirejection regimen including cyclosporine. Rosuvastatin has been shown to be a substrate for(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the relevance of a proposed classification for advanced heart failure (HF). Profiles based on clinical assessment of congestion and perfusion at the time of hospitalization were compared with subsequent outcomes. BACKGROUND Optimal design of therapy and trials for advanced HF remains limited by the lack of(More)
Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (FHC) is an autosomal dominant disorder manifesting as cardiac hypertrophy with myocyte disarray and an increased risk of sudden death. Mutations in five different loci cause FHC and 3 disease genes have been identified: beta cardiac myosin heavy chain, alpha tropomyosin and cardiac troponin T. Because these genes encode(More)
To identify the chromosomal location of a gene responsible for familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, we used clinical and molecular genetic techniques to evaluate the members of a large kindred. Twenty surviving and 24 deceased family members had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; 58 surviving members were unaffected. Genetic-linkage analyses were performed with(More)
On November 12, 2013, updated guidelines for the treatment of high blood cholesterol levels were released by the American College of Cardiology– American Heart Association (ACC-AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines. 1 This update represents the first major guideline revision since the National Cholesterol Education Program released its Adult Treatment(More)
HLA mismatch has been shown to influence survival after heart transplantation. No large multicenter study has examined the effect of HLA mismatch on cardiac allograft rejection. HLA mismatch and other potential risk factors for rejection were analyzed in data from 27 institutions (1719 patients) participating in the Cardiac Transplant Research Database(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the hypothesis that patients who develop angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor intolerance attributable to circulatory-renal limitations (CRLimit) have more severe underlying disease and worse outcome. BACKGROUND Although the renin-angiotensin system contributes to the progression of heart failure (HF), it also supports(More)
An alpha/beta cardiac myosin heavy chain (MHC) hybrid gene is coinherited with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (FHC) in one kindred. FHC is a disease of the heart muscle characterized by a thickening of the left ventricular wall with myocyte and myofibrillar disarray that is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. We demonstrate here and in the(More)