Kiran C R Patel

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that in heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF) exercise limitation is due to combined systolic and diastolic abnormalities, particularly involving ventricular twist and deformation (strain) leading to reduced ventricular suction, delayed untwisting, and impaired early diastolic(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the role of exercise-related changes in left ventricular (LV) relaxation and of LV contractile function and vasculoventricular coupling (VVC) in the pathophysiology of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and to assess myocardial energetic status in these patients. BACKGROUND To date, no studies have(More)
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is growing at a pandemic scale and is associated with a rapid increase in its complications such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD). This problem is even worse in South Asian population with South Asian people having a much higher prevalence of T2DM and CVD, occurring at an earlier age and being associated with premature and high(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether left ventricular (LV) midwall fibrosis, detected by midwall hyperenhancement (MWHE) on late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, predicts mortality and morbidity in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). (More)
AIM To determine whether myocardial scarring, quantified using late gadolinium enhancement-cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR), predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 45 patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy [age 67.1 +/- 10.4 years (mean +/- SD)] underwent assessment of 6 min walking distance(More)
OBJECTIVES Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is associated with rapid deterioration and poor prognosis in SLE, especially during pregnancy. The prevalence of PAH in SLE in non-tertiary centres is uncertain. This study aims to estimate the point prevalence of PAH and identify risk factors for PAH in a large cohort of SLE patients. METHODS A prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the clinical response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) in patients with heart failure and a normal QRS duration (<120 ms). SETTING Single centre. PATIENTS 60 patients with heart failure and a normal QRS duration receiving optimal pharmacological treatment (OPT). INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomly assigned to CRT(More)
BACKGROUND The role of left atrial (LA) function on exercise remains poorly understood in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HfpEF) despite its key role in optimizing left ventricular (LV) diastolic function. We used resting and exercise radionuclide ventriculography to investigate the role of LA function in the pathophysiology of HfpEF. (More)
INTRODUCTION Switch to Stribild (STB) was non-inferior to continuation of a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) with emtricitabine and tenofovir DF (FTC/TDF) at week 48 in virologically suppressed HIV adults (1). We report the Week 48 efficacy and safety of STB versus nevirapine (NVP) or rilpivirine (RPV) with FTC/TDF in suppressed(More)
Europe’s refugee crisis is the greatest test of humanity faced by the world’s rich countries this century. It isn’t a new crisis. Nor was it difficult for politicians to anticipate. Refugees have fled to Europe since at least the premature optimism of the Arab Spring in 2011. Today, optimism is replaced by desperation, a promise of freedom overshadowed by(More)