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The role of levosimendan in acute heart failure complicating acute coronary syndrome: A review and expert consensus opinion

Acute heart failure and/or cardiogenic shock are frequently triggered by ischemic coronary events. Yet, there is a paucity of randomized data on the management of patients with heart failure complicating acute coronary syndrome, as acute coronary syndrome and cardiogenic shock have frequently been defined as exclusion criteria in trials and registries. As a consequence, guideline recommendations are mostly driven by observational studies, even though these patients have a particularly poor prognosis compared to heart failure patients without signs of coronary artery disease.

Markku S. Nieminen, Michael Buerke, Alain Cohen-Solál, Susana Costa, István Édes, Alexey Erlikh, Fatima Franco, Charles Gibson, Vojka Gorjup, Fabio Guarracino, Finn Gustafsson, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Trygve Husebye, Kristjan Karason, Igor Katsytadze, Sundeep Kaul, Matti Kivikko, Giancarlo Marenzi, Josep Masip, Simon Matskeplishvili, Alexandre Mebazaa, Jacob E. Møller, Jadwiga Nessler, Bohdan Nessler, Argyrios Ntalianis, Fabrizio Oliva, Emel Pichler-Cetin, Pentti Põder, Alejandro Recio-Mayoral, Steffen Rex, Richard Rokyta, Ruth H. Strasser, Endre Zima and Piero Pollesello
International Journal of Cardiology, 2016-09-01, Volume 218, Pages 150-157, Copyright © 2016 The Authors

2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure

Yancy CW, Jessup M, Bozkurt B, Butler J, Casey Jr DE, Colvin MM, Drazner
MH, Filippatos G, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hollenberg SM, Lindenfeld J, Masoudi FA, McBride
PE, Peterson PN, Stevenson LW, Westlake C, 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New
Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the
Management of Heart Failure, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2016), doi: 10.1016/
j.jacc.2016.05.011.

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