Update for 2014 on Clinical Cardiology, Geriatric Cardiology, and Heart Failure and Transplantation

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Author list: Baron-Esquivias G, Manito N, Diaz JL, Santana AM, Pinilla JMG, Doblas JJG, Bueno MG, Alonso VB, Lamberth JL
Publisher: Elsevier: 12 months
Publication year: 2015
Volume number: 68
Issue number: 4
Start page: 317
End page: 323
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 0300-8932
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


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In the present article, we review publications from the previous year in the following 3 areas: clinical cardiology, geriatric cardiology, and heart failure and transplantation. Among the new developments in clinical cardiology are several contributions from Spanish groups on tricuspid and aortic regurgitation, developments in atrial fibrillation, syncope, and the clinical characteristics of heart disease, as well as various studies on familial heart disease and chronic ischemic heart disease. In geriatric cardiology, the most relevant studies published in 2014 involve heart failure, degenerative aortic stenosis, and data on atrial fibrillation in the geriatric population. In heart failure and transplantation, the most noteworthy developments concern the importance of multidisciplinary units and patients with preserved systolic function. Other notable publications were those related to iron deficiency, new drugs, and new devices and biomarkers. Finally, we review studies on acute heart failure and transplantation, such as inotropic drugs and ventricular assist devices. (C) 2014 Sociedad Espanola de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. All rights reserved.


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