Why Levosimendan improves the clinical condition of patients with advanced heart failure: a holistic approach

J Card Fail

16 November Nov 2021 11 days ago
  • Apostolo A, Vignati C, Della Rocca M, de Martino F, Berna G, Campodonico J, Contini M, Muratori M, Palermo P, Mapelli M, Alimento M, Pezzuto B, Agostoni P

In advanced heart failure (HF), Levosimendan increases peak oxygen uptake (peakVO2). We investigated whether peakVO2 increase is linked to cardiovascular, respiratory or muscular performance changes.

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Why Levosimendan improves the clinical condition of patients with advanced heart failure: a holistic approach. Apostolo A, Vignati C, Della Rocca M, de Martino F, Berna G, Campodonico J, Contini M, Muratori M, Palermo P, Mapelli M, Alimento M, Pezzuto B, Agostoni P. J Card Fail. 2021 Nov 8:S1071-9164(21)00435-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2021.10.00

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