John Melin

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AIMS Acute heart failure (AHF) is associated with poor prognosis and requires recurrent hospitalizations. However, studies on AHF characteristics, treatment, and prognostic factors are few. Our aim was to investigate the characteristics, treatment, and 1-year prognosis of AHF and identify prognostic factors in different clinical groups. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Cytokines play an important role in chronic heart failure (HF), but little is known about their involvement in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). AIM To evaluate the prognostic role of inflammatory cytokines in patients with ADHF. METHODS Levels of interleukin (IL)-6, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), IL-10 and N-terminal(More)
Most primary malignancies of the heart, among them also osteosarcoma are found in the left and very uncommonly in the right ventricle. We report a 75-year-old patient with a primary osteosarcoma sited in the right ventricle occluding the pulmonary outflow. The diagnosis was made when the patient was alive, using echocardiography and computerized scan(More)
We describe a young woman who developed left ventricular failure and pulmonary edema during fulminant onset of multiple sclerosis. One of the numerous plaques was located in the left inferior cerebellar peduncle near the dorsal motor vagal and solitary tract nuclei. Within two days pulmonary edema had cleared, and within three days left ventricular function(More)
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