European Journal of Heart Failure

Cover image for Vol. 16 Issue 12

Edited By: Prof. Dr. Dirk J. van Veldhuisen

Impact Factor: 6.577

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 10/125 (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems)

Online ISSN: 1879-0844

Associated Title(s): ESC Heart Failure

Virtual Issues


List of EJHF Virtual Issues


ESC/HFA Guidelines and Documents

2014

CURRICULUM
Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Specialist Heart Failure Curriculum
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages: 151–162

POSITION PAPER
ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function Position Paper: how to study the right ventricle in experimental models
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2014, Pages: 509–518

Targeting myocardial remodelling to develop novel therapies for heart failure
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 16, Issue 5, pages 494–508, May 2014

2013

REVIEWS
Clinical outcome endpoints in heart failure trials: a European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association consensus document
European Journal of Heart Failure (2013) 15 (10): 1082-1094, 2013

TREATMENT
Are hospitalized or ambulatory patients with heart failure treated in accordance with European Society of Cardiology guidelines? Evidence from 12 440 patients of the ESC Heart Failure Long-Term Registry
European Journal of Heart Failure (2013) 15 (10): 1173-1184, 2013 NB: has Supplementary Data

SURVEY
Organization of heart failure management in European Society of Cardiology member countries: survey of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology in collaboration with the Heart Failure National Societies/Working Groups
European Journal of Heart Failure (2013) 15 (9): 947-959, 2013 NB: has Supplementary Data

SURVEY
EURObservational Research Programme: regional differences and 1-year follow-up results of the Heart Failure Pilot Survey (ESC-HF Pilot)
European Journal of Heart Failure (2013) 15 (7): 808-817 first published online March 28, 2013

2012 & 2011

ESC GUIDELINES
Editor's choice ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2012: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2012 of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC
European Journal of Heart Failure (2012) 14 (8): 803-869

CORRIGENDA
Corrigendum to: ‘ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2012’ [Eur J Heart Fail 2012;14: 803–869]
European Journal of Heart Failure (2013) 15 (3): 361-362 first published online February 3, 2013

CONSENSUS DOCUMENT
Editor's choice: Thrombo-embolism and antithrombotic therapy for heart failure in sinus rhythm. A Joint Consensus Document from the ESC Heart Failure Association and the ESC Working Group on Thrombosis
European Journal of Heart Failure (2012) 14 (7): 681-695 first published online May 19, 2012

POSITION STATEMENT
Towards a re-definition of ‘cardiac hypertrophy’ through a rational characterization of left ventricular phenotypes: a position paper of the Working Group ‘Myocardial Function’ of the ESC
European Journal of Heart Failure (2011) 13 (8): 811-819 first published online June 27, 2011

2010, 2009 & 2008

GUIDELINES 2010
Focused Update of ESC Guidelines on device therapy in heart failure: An update of the 2008 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure and the 2007 ESC Guidelines for cardiac and resynchronization therapy
European Journal of Heart Failure (2010) 12 (11): 1143-1153

Guidelines ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2008: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2008 of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA) and endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
European Journal of Heart Failure (2008) 10 (10): 933-989

CORRIGENDUM
Corrigendum to ‘ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2008’ [Eur Heart J 2008;29:2388–2442 and Eur J Heart Fail 2008;10:933–989]: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2008 of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA) and endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
European Journal of Heart Failure (2010) 12 (4): 416

CORRIGENDUM
Corrigendum to ‘ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure 2008’ [Eur Heart J 2008;29:2388–2442 and Eur J Heart Fail 2008;10:933–989]: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure 2008 of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA) and endorsed by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
European Journal of Heart Failure (2009) 11 (1): 110




Sleep Apnoea / Sleep-disordered Breathing and Heart Failure

Papers selected by Professor Dr Dirk J van Veldhuisen

Introduction

Sleep apnoea (or sleep-disordered breathing), and in particular central sleep apnoea (CSA), is one of the more recent additions to the list of significant co-morbidities of heart failure; it is ‘the new kid on the block’. Prevalence levels of up to 60% have been reported in studies of patients with heart failure, and CSA has also been associated with increased mortality in some studies, perhaps as much as doubling the mortality risk of patients with heart failure.

To date, no interventional study has been able to improve outcome in these patients but a few studies are currently underway, the results of which are awaited with interest. We present here a collection of articles from EJHF spanning the prognostic impact, associations with other symptoms, and treatment of sleep apnoea in heart failure patients.

Comorbidities:

Co-morbidities in patients with heart failure: an analysis of the European Heart Failure Pilot Survey
Vincent M. van Deursen, Renato Urso, Cecile Laroche, Kevin Damman, Ulf Dahlström, Luigi Tavazzi, Aldo P. Maggioni and Adriaan A. Voors European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2014, pages: 103–111

Prognostic impact of sleep disordered breathing and its treatment in heart failure: an observational study
Clemens Jilek, Marion Krenn, Daniela Sebah, Ruth Obermeier, Astrid Braune, Victoria Kehl, Stephan Schroll, Sylvia Montalvan, Günter A.J. Riegger, Michael Pfeifer, and Michael Arzt
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2011, pages 68-75

Symptoms:

Central sleep apnoea and inflammation are independently associated with arrhythmia in patients with heart failure
Kan Sano, Eiichi Watanabe, Junichiro Hayano, Yuuki Mieno, Yoshihiro Sobue, Mayumi Yamamoto, Tomohide Ichikawa, Hiroki Sakakibara, Kazuyoshi Imaizumi, and Yukio Ozaki
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2013, pages 1003 – 1010

Study Designs (Online Open logo)

Rationale and design of the SERVE-HF study: treatment of sleep-disordered breathing with predominant central sleep apnoea with adaptive servo-ventilation in patients with chronic heart failure
Martin R. Cowie, Holger Woehrle, Karl Wegscheider, Christiane Angermann, Marie-Pia d'Ortho, Erland Erdmann, Patrick Levy, Anita Simonds, Virend K. Somers, Faiez Zannad, and Helmut Teschler
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 15, Issue 8 , August 2013, pages 937 - 943

Therapy

Adaptive servo-ventilation therapy improves cardiac sympathetic nerve activity in patients with heart failure
Takashi Koyama, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Yoshikazu Tamura, Yasunori Oguma, Toshimitsu Kosaka, and Hiroshi Ito
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2013, pages 902 – 909

Article

Association between sleep-disordered breathing, sleep–wake pattern, and cognitive impairment among patients with chronic heart failure
Carina Hjelm, Anna Strömberg, Kristofer Årestedt, and Anders Broström
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2013, pages 496-504

Treatment

Impact of adaptive servo-ventilation on cardiovascular function and prognosis in heart failure patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and sleep-disordered breathing
Akiomi Yoshihisa, Satoshi Suzuki, Takayoshi Yamaki, Koichi Sugimoto, Hiroyuki Kunii, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu-ichi Saitoh, and Yasuchika Takeishi
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2013 , pages 543-550

Comparison of acute and chronic impact of adaptive servo-ventilation on left chamber geometry and function in patients with chronic heart failure
Nobuhiko Haruki, Masaaki Takeuchi, Kyoko Kaku, Hidetoshi Yoshitani, Hiroshi Kuwaki, Masahito Tamura, Haruhiko Abe, Masahiro Okazaki, Akizumi Tsutsumi, and Yutaka Otsuji
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 13, Issue 10, October 2011, pages 1140-1146

Impact of device-guided slow breathing on symptoms of chronic heart failure: a randomized, controlled feasibility study
Inger Ekman, Barbro Kjellström, Kristin Falk, Jonna Norman, and Karl Swedberg
European Journal of Heart Failure, Volume 1, Issue 9, September 2011, pages 1000-

Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in heart failure: reduction of high ventricular wall stress should be a diagnostic and therapeutic target
Peter Alter and Heinz Rupp
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2013, page 1189

Prognosis:

Prognostic impact of sleep-disordered breathing and its treatment with nocturnal ventilation for chronic heart failure
Thibaud Damy, Laurent Margarit, Ala Noroc, Diane Bodez, Soulef Guendouz, Laurent Boyer, Xavier Drouot, Aurélia Lamine, Alexandra Paulino, Stéphane Rappeneau, Maria-Hermann Stoica, Jean-Luc Dubois-Randé, Serge Adnot, Luc Hittinger, and Marie Pia d'Ortho
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2012, pages 1009-1019

Editorial:

Adaptive servo-ventilation in heart failure associated with central sleep apnoea. Is it effective in both acute and chronic setting?
Joost M.A.A. van der Maaten and, Peter J. Wijkstra
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 13, Issue 10, October, 2011, pages 1049-1051

Central sleep apnoea: another important comorbidity in heart failure?
Peter J. Wijkstra and Dirk J van Veldhuisen
European Journal of Heart Failure Volume 12, Issue 4, April 2010, pages 309-10

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