Heart Failure Reviews

http://link.springer.com/journal/10741

List of Papers (Total 70)

PET-CMR in heart failure - synergistic or redundant imaging?

Imaging in heart failure (HF) provides data for diagnosis, prognosis and disease monitoring. Both MRI and nuclear imaging techniques have been successfully used for this purpose in HF. Positron Emission Tomography-Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (PET-CMR) is an example of a new multimodality diagnostic imaging technique with potential applications in HF. The threshold for adopting a new ...

Introduction to special issue on cardiac metabolism in hypertrophy and failure

Interest has been growing over the last dozen years in understanding the role of myocardial energy metabolism in the development and progression of heart failure. Clinical efforts have focused on using indices of cardiac metabolic dysfunction to diagnose heart failure and optimize treatment strategies, and to develop pharmacological interventions to treat this malignant disorder. ...

Autophagy: an affair of the heart

Whether an element of routine housekeeping or in the setting of imminent disaster, it is a good idea to get one’s affairs in order. Autophagy, the process of recycling organelles and protein aggregates, is a basal homeostatic process and an evolutionarily conserved response to starvation and other forms of metabolic stress. Our understanding of the role of autophagy in the heart is ...