Salvatore Piccolo

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INTRODUCTION Risk stratification in congestive heart failure (CHF) patients is based on a variety of clinical and laboratory variables. We analysed renal function, BNP, water composition, echocardiographic and functional determinations in predicting mid-term outcome in CHF patients discharged after decompensation. MATERIAL AND METHODS All subjects with(More)
BACKGROUND Acute decompensation heart failure (ADHF) remains a cause of hospitalization in patients with end-stage congestive HF. The administration of levosimendan in comparison with a standard therapy in CHF patients admitted for ADHF was analysed. MATERIAL/METHODS Consecutive patients admitted for ADHF (NYHA class III-IV) were treated with levosimendan(More)
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